REFRAG is a symposium exploring new connections between art, culture and technology. This year, the festival celebrates the third annual festival, which is articulated around 4 events: #1 Sound Art: Broadcast Hysteria, #2 Pre Post Print: Graphic Design Post Digital, #3 Identities and #4 SPAMM Power. The festival is hosted by Benjamin Gaulon and Parsons Paris‘ Art, Media & Technology Department.
Benjamin Gaulon is an artist, researcher 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; ownership and privacy; through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling. His projects can be softwares, installations, pieces of hardware, web based projects, interactive works, street art interventions and are, when applicable, open source. He is currently Associate Professor at The New School Parsons Paris, where he is the program director of the MFA Design + Technology and the BFA AMT (Art, Media and Technology).