Benjamin Gaulon is a researcher, artist and has a broad experience of acting as art consultant, public and conference speaker and art college lecturer.
He has previously released work under the name “recyclism”. His research focuses on the limits and failures of information and communication technologies; planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society; through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling. His projects can be softwares, installations, pieces of hardware, web based projects, interactive works and are, when applicable, open source.
He is currently co-directing D.A.T.A (Dublin Art and Technology Association), he co-founded the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007, he is a member of the Graffiti Research Lab France and is lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
Since 2005 he has been leading workshops and giving lectures in Europe and US about e-waste and hardware Hacking / Recycling. Workshop participants explore the potential of obsolete technologies in a creative way and find new strategies for e-waste recycling.
In 2011 he has created the Recyclism Hacklab. A shared studio space where he leads regular Mentoring Session to support the Hacklab members in their research.