Making Musical Magic Live

From 2007 until 2020, I was a student at MIT and at the MIT Media Lab working with artists on risky and adventurous performance projects. You can read about many of those experiments here! You can also watch my PhD Defense below as well. I hope folks may find it useful to see all the details presented below.

Please use the link below to download a copy of my dissertation. This will be further edited and refined. Please check back for new versions and be sure to be in touch if you spot mistakes!

Dissertation defense at MIT


Hyperproduction is a software platform that I created for my MS thesis. There is some description of the project at the linked page above. There is a basic description of the software in my thesis. It has grown quite substantially since the writing of this document. If you’d like to try Hyperproduction for a project, please be in touch.

You can read Ben’s MS Thesis by clicking here.