Ben Davis


Career Summary

Consultant, Bone Davis International, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2002 – present. Nova Scotia Nature Trust Property Monitor, Long Cove Property, Port Medway, Nova Scotia, 2009-present. Senior Scientist and Strategic Development Director, Media and Entertainment, Razorfish, Inc., Los Angeles, CA., 2000-2001. Manager, Electronic Publications, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, California, 1999. Program Manager, Communications, Getty Information Institute, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, 1996-1999. Consultant, J. Paul Getty Trust, Art History Information Program, Santa Monica, California, 1995. Producer, Learn Technologies Inc. for National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, 1995, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 1995. Co-Chair, Task Force on Educational Technology, International Council of Distance Education, Olso, Norway, 1995. Research Associate, MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, 1991-present. Manager, MIT CECI AthenaMuse Software Consortium and Multimedia Application Development (1991-1994); Manager, MIT/Project Athena Visual Computing Group (1987-1991); Fellow, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (1983-84); Instructor, MIT Media-Lab, Visible Language Workshop (1988); Chair, Research Consortium of the National Demonstration Laboratory for Interactive Educational Technology, Smithsonian Institution (1988-1990); Instructor, Aspects of Visualization and Formal Analysis of Media, Teachers College, Department of Communication, Computing, and Technology (1988-89); Lecturer, MIT Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (1990); Chair, Department of Electronic Imagery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA (1975-1986); Master of Fine Arts, Florida State University (1975); Bachelor of Science, Communications, University of Florida (1970).



Doctoral Studies, Computing, Communications, and Technology, Teachers College Columbia University, 1988-1993.

M.F.A. Painting, Photography, Film/Video, Florida State University, 1975.

B.S. Communications, University of Florida, 1970.



Senior Scientist and Strategic Development Director, Razorfish, Inc., Los Angeles, California, 2000: Strategic Development for Media and Entertainment focuses on branding and identity, enterprise asset management, experience engineering, and media gateway development. Applications include film and television, publishing, new media, music, gaming, sports, and learning. Emphasis on rich media asset management including digital asset management, content management, digital rights management, customer relations management, and knowledge management. Razorfish, Inc. was a digital solutions provider with 15 offices in nine countries and focused on financial, manufacturing, information communication, healthcare, and media and entertainment clients.. See


Manager, Electronic Publications, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, California 1999 -2000: Management of Getty electronic publications including CDROM and online development of research databases, online resources, and electronic books. Publications include the Bibliography of the History of Art, The Getty Provenance Index, Art and Archeology Technical Abstracts, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Art and Architecture Thesaurus, Union List of Artist Names, Thesaurus of Geographic Names, and the Introduction to Series of print books and Web books. Liaison with project developers in the Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, Getty Information Technology Services (


Program Manager, Communications, Getty Information Institute, 1995-1999:

Manager of communications and publications including print, CD-ROM, and World Wide Web design and development. The Communications Program linked the resources of the Institute to the public, educational institutions, and scholars by researching and developing digital communication and publication technologies. Management responsibilities included liaison to the J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Institutes, Getty Museum, and Programs of the Getty. Programming and development for the Getty Information Institute Internet Forum, a traveling exhibition of Internet cultural experience for the Association of Art Museums, College Art Association, Museum Computer Network, Congress of Art Historians, and other international conferences. The Information Institute Web site design won the Best of the Web Award for Best Museum Professional's Website at the 1998 Museums and the Web Conference and won the Smithsonian ComputerWorld Medal for 1999. Creator and manager of the Information Institute Millennium Lecture Series at the Getty Center, Co-chair of Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity Conference on preserving digital resources with Stewart Brand, The LongNow Foundation and the Getty Conservation Institute. The Getty Information Institute closed in June of 1999.


Research Associate, MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (CECI), Office of the Provost, 1991-1995:

Producer and designer for multimedia projects in humanities, language, science, and engineering, museum, archive, library, and telecommunication applications. Management of interactive multimedia educational design teams, programmers, and freelance producers, 1986-1994. Manager, AthenaMuse Software Consortium (AMSC) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Administration and consortium building of international (US, Europe, Asia) MIT/CECI organization to sponsor development of advanced multimedia authoring software. Extensive travel in Europe, US, Japan in coordination with the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, 1991-1994. Manager, Project Athena Visual Computing Group (VCG), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, team that created the original AthenaMuse multimedia software and all-digital multimedia applications, 1987-1991. Coordinator for multimedia workstation design: implementation of visual UNIX workstation configurations, user interface designs, multimedia authoring environment (AthenaMuse) for UNIX, Macintosh, and PC. International Liaison: Coordination of MIT multimedia projects, proposal writing, and tutorial responsibilities with centers, departments, MIT Museum, MIT Archives, MIT Media Lab, MIT Information Systems, MIT Industrial Liaison Program. Administrator: International relations, fund raising, budget projection, proposal writing, staff performance review, hiring, testing and evaluating of audio/video, computer equipment, audio/video studio design and administration, scheduling, corporate and academic demonstrations, equipment deployment.


Chair, Department of Electronic Arts, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1975-1986:

Tenured faculty: Administration of Electronic Arts Department including curriculum design, audio/video studio design, computer graphics studio, post-production studio design. Professor in video/audio production, film production, and computer graphics. Interdisciplinary courses in mixed media, media analysis, and commercial internships. Instructor in photography, photographic techniques, and drawing. Associate Producer, The First Emperor of China, interactive multimedia project on historical/archeological materials on the Ch'in Terracotta Army discovered in 1974. Involved extensive on-location production in China including video/audio, still photography, research, 1985. Simmons College, Department of Library Science, Boston, MA., Directed by Dr. Chin Chi Chen, sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Equipment Corporation, Ministry of Culture and Museums, People's Republic of China. Associate Producer, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Sky Art Interactive Videodisc Traveling Exhibition, 1984. Producer, MIT Transmissions, weekly video art program for MIT cable television, 1984. Producer, New Disciplines, Cox Cable, student cable television program, Atlanta, GA, 1980-1985. Producer and curator, International Magnetic Image Exhibition, Atlanta College of Art, audio/video art invitational, 1975-1982. Producer, Tele-Arts Projects sponsored by Robot Corporation, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Alfred University, Massachusetts College of Art, IMAGE Film and Video, Atlanta, GA., 1985. Designer and Director of the Atlanta College of Art Media Studies Program sponsored by the Gannett Foundation, 1986.


Other Teaching

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Foundation Photography, Halifax, NS, 2003.

Instructor, Visible Language Workshop, Hypervision/HyperSense, MIT Media Lab, 1987-88.

Lecturer, MIT Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, MIT, 1989-1991.

Associate Instructor, Department of Computing, Communication, and Technology, Formal Analysis of Media, Aspects of Visualization, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, 1987-89.

Instructor, IMAGE Film and Video Center, Atlanta, GA. Interactive Video: Design and Concept, 1985-86.

Teaching Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Special Problems in Environmental Art: Tele-Environment and Transmission, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1984.

Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Heliography: Light Sensitive Materials, Chicago, Illinois, 1977.


Professional Positions

Member, Board of Visitors, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 2000-2001

Member, Advisory Board, Center for Digital Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2000.

Member, Association of Motion Image Archivists, Los Angeles, CA, 1999.

Member, Program Committee for Museums and the Web Conference, New Orleans, March, 1999.

Committee on Electronic Information, College Art Association, 1996-1998.

Executive Advisory Board, Academic Press, Image Directory, San Diego, CA, 1995.

Co-Chair, Task Force on Educational Technologies, International Council for Distance Education, Oslo, Norway, 1995.

Chair, Research Consortium, National Demonstration Laboratory for Interactive Educational Technologies, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., 1987-1990.


Multimedia Consulting

Learn Technologies Interactive, Inc. for projects at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 1994-5.

J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Information Institute, general editor: Introduction to Multimedia in Museums, CIDOC, 1995. Producer for World Wide Web site for Introduction to Imaging: Issues in Constructing an Image Database, by Jennifer Trant and Howard Besser, 1995.

Museum Art Loan Program, Strategic Grantmaker Services and MIT, Cambridge, MA., 1995.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1995.

International Design , CyberSmith, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1995.

Houghton Mifflin Publishing, College Division, Boston, MA, 1994.

Telefonica, Madrid, Spain, 1994.

la Caixia Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, 1994.

Viacom New Media, New York, NY, 1993.

Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Multimedia Center, Burlington, MA, 1993.

The Dalton School, The New Laboratory for Teaching and Learning, New York, New York, 1993.

Groupe BULL, Paris, France, 1991-93.

Thomson-CSF, Paris, France, 1991-92

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France, 1991-3.

SyMedia, Inc., Paris, France, 1991-92.

Bibliotheque de France, Paris, France, 1990-1993.

Siemens-Nixdorf, Munich, Germany, 1991.

IBM Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991.

Alenia Corporation, Rome, Italy, 1991.

Olivetti Corporation, Pisa, Italy, 1992.

MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, 1991.

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1987.

Harvard University, Collection of Historical and Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, MA., 1989.

Microsoft, Inc., Multimedia User Interface Group, Seatle, Washington, 1989.

Teachers College Columbia University. Curriculum in Visualization for the Department of Communications, Computing and Technology. Annenberg/CPB Grant Proposal, 1988-90.

Georgia Technical Institute, Atlanta, GA. CD-I application in quantum physics, 1988.

MIT Man Vehicle Lab, collaboration with NASA and MIT Telescience Group for multimedia telecommunication system.

University of Maine, Augusta, MA. Interactive video courseware for Coastal Ecology, 1988-9.

MIT Media-Lab Epistemology and Learning Group, MIT, Daedalus Project. Interactive videodisc on history and technology of human powered flight, 1989.

Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC. Man Ray's Paris Portraits: 1921-39 as multimedia project, 1989.

ABC News, New York, NY. Re-purposing of news archive for interactive educational products, 1988.

University of the Air, Smithsonian World, Washington, DC. Interactive video courseware based on PBS broadcast material by the producers of Smithsonian World, 1988.

Houghton Mifflin, Inc. Boston, MA. Reference Division. Electronic versions of reference publications, 1988.

General Motors, Inc. Detroit, Michigan. Market Research and Planning, design documentation systems, 1988.

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina. Interactive video exhibit on New Deal Art in South Carolina, 1987.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Museum Education Department, 1986.

Still Current Design, Inc. Atlanta, GA, Interactive videodisc applications in the arts and humanities, 1986.

Crawford Communications, Atlanta, GA, demonstration videodisc and promotional materials for Nebraska Videodisc Symposium, 1985.

Columbia University, New York, NY. Design of interactive videodisc for Alan Lomax, anthropologist/ethnomusicologist, for film and video archive, 1985.

Vision Machine Research, Cambridge, MA. Education of the Circle, interactive demonstration videodisc, Project Eon, interactive videodisc game, 1980-82.


Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Smithsonian Computerworld Medal, design of Getty Information Institute Web site, Washington, DC, 1999.

Best of the Web Award for Best Museum Professional's Website, Museums and the Web Conference, Toronto, 1998.

Gannett Foundation Grant, for Atlanta College of Art Media Studies Program, 1986.

MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Fellowship, Cambridge, MA, 1983-84.

Association of Independent Colleges of Art, Faculty Grant, , 1983.

City of Atlanta, Program Grant, Department of Telecommunications, Atlanta, GA, 1982.

City of Atlanta, Artist Grant, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA,1979.

State of New York, ZBS Foundation, Fellowship, Fort Edward, New York, 1979.

National Endowment for the Arts, Alternative Space Grant, Washington, DC, 1977-78.

NBC Television, Fellowship, WSB, Atlanta, GA, 1976.


Invited Lectures

From Commentary to Contemplation, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fall 2003.

Lecturer: Public Art: The Internet as Public Space, University Southern California, March 1, 2001.

Moderator: Digital Hollywood: Speeding Up, Content Peering and Jump Starting Streams, San Jose, CA, March 6, 2001.

Lecturer: MIT Communications Forum: Digital Museums, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, March 8, 2001.

Session Chair: Engineering the Future: Requirements and Architecture for Administration and

Maintenance of Digital Object Libraries, Museums and the Web Conference, Seattle, WA, March 15, 2001.

Co-organizer w/Warner Brothers: Symposium on Issues of Archiving and Media Production: New Paradigms for the Digital Age, UCLA, Los Angeles, March 16, 2001.

Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University, Department of Photography, The Internet and Photography, November, 1999.

1999 Society of American Archivists Meeting, The Information Afterlife: Time and Bits , Pittsburgh August, 1999.

Visual Resource Association Conference, Digital Reference: Building and Rebuilding , Los Angeles, February, 1999.

College Art Association Conference, Virtual/Human Interfaces for Virtual Exhibitions, Los Angeles, February, 1999.

Virtual Worlds and Simulations Conference, Virtual Worlds as Content-Clocks for Cultural Memory, San Francisco, January, 1999.

Global Business Network, The Future of Design , Santa Monica, CA, December, 1998.

Invited speaker, 4th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Virtual World Heritage UNESCO, Gifu, Japan, November, 1998, 2000.

Speaker, UCLA Forum on Protecting Digital Creativity, Los Angeles County Library, November, 1998.

Americans for the Arts Annual Conference, Making Aesthetic Judgements in the Information Age, Denver, Colorado, June, 1998.

University of New Mexico, The Digital Future, Department of Art and Art History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April, 1998.

Getty Center, Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity, Panelist and speaker, February, 1998.

Getty Center , Book Publishing: The Web, CD-ROM and other Digital Dreams Conference, Published to Bits: The New Media, sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust Publications and the Getty Information Institute, Los Angeles, February, 1997.

Community Networking Conference, New Media, Taos, New Mexico, May, 1996.

College Art Association Conference, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Boston, MA, February 1996.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Multimedia Literacy, Cody, Wyoming, September, 1995.

Atlantic Provinces Library Association, Multimedia Literacy, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, May, 1995.

University of Athens, Ekpedftiria Doukas Conference on Technology and Education, The Teacher of the Future, Athens, Greece, November, 1994.

University of California, Aspects of Time in Multimedia, Berkeley, California, November, 1994.

Technical University of Nova Scotia, Multimedia for Libraries, November, 1994.

University of Montreal, Department of Architecture, Multimedia, September, 1994.

Museum Computer Network Conference, Seeing the Unseen: The Harold Edgerton Multimedia Project, Washington, DC, August, 1994.

MIT CECI Workshop on Multimedia Development, August, 1994.

IEEE Multimedia Conference, Workshop: Integrative Multimedia Design, Boston, 1994.

SIGCHI (Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interface, ACM Annual Conference, Workshop: Integrative Multimedia Design, Boston, 1994.

Columbia University, Societal Choices Workshop, Multimedia Computing and Environmental Literacy, 1994.

National University Continuing Education Association Annual Conference (NUCEA), Transforming Education Through Multimedia Applications, Atlanta, Georgia, 1994.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Multimedia Arts, Boston, MA, 1994.

Universidad Nacional de Educacion Distancia (UNED), Multimedia Design, Madrid, Spain, 1994.

University of Paris, Jussieu, Institut Image et Communication, Multimedia Language, Paris, France, 1994.

Escuela de Organizacion Industrial, MIT Multimedia, Madrid, Spain, 1994.

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, MIT Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain, 1994.

Annual Conference for The Museum Computer Network, The Works of Harold Edgerton Multimedia Application, Seattle, Washington, November, 1993.

New Paltz Lecture Series on Multimedia, Wheel of Culture, State University College, New Paltz, New York, October, 1993.

MONTAGE 93, International Festival of the Image, Digital Museums, Rochester, New York, July, 1993.

INTERCHI 93, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Integrative Multimedia Design, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 1993.

University of Southern California, Colloquium on Entertainment and Education, Models of Multimedia, Los Angeles, CA, April, 1993.

Trinity College, Conference on Culture, Technology, and Interpretation, Wheel of Culture, Dublin, Ireland, March, 1993.

Florida State University, Imagery and the Millennium, Tallahassee, Florida, March, 1993.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tenth International Conference on Technology and Education, Interactive Media Literacy, March 1993.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Conference on Educational Computing in the Twenty-First Century: Building from Project Athena, Interactive Environmental Literacy, November, 1992.

Teachers College Columbia University, Faculty Colloquia, Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, October, 1992.

University of Athens, Ekpedftiria Doukas Conference on Technology and Education, Ways of Teaching, Athens, Greece, November, 1991.

International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM 91), Panal moderator: Museums, Universities, and Libraries: Partners in Multimedia Development and Dissemination, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 1991.

Salon International des Systems de Gestion Electronique de Documents et D'Information (SIGED 91), Concluding Address: Long Range Solutions, Paris, October, 1991.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, New York, New York, September, 1991.

Indiana University Multimedia Symposium, Keynote Address: Santa Claus, Rip Van Winkle, Abbey Road, and Multimedia, Bloomington, Indiana, September, 1991.

IBM European Institute, No Rock, No Window, Oberlech, Austria, August, 1991.

Bibliotheque de France, AthenaMuse in the Library, Paris, France, April, June, August, 1991.

Rene Dubos Center for Human Environment, Educational Technology, New York, NY, 1991.

NASA Space Grant College, University of Colorado, New Technology for Global Communications, Boulder, Colorado, 1991.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Social Creation of Knowledge: Multimedia and Information Technologies in the University, Cambridge, MA, 1991.

IBM Educational Telecast, Connected Design, Thornwood, NY, March, 1991.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Folk Art 2, Chicago, Illinois, 1990.

Aspen Global Change Institute, New Technologies for Global Change, Aspen, Colorado, 1990.

IDATE90, Distributed Multimedia, 12th International Congress, Montpellier, France, 1990.

EDUCOM90, Looking Through Computers, Atlanta, Ga, 1990.

Georgia Institute of Technology, Global Village or Village Idiots?, Atlanta, Ga, 1990.

NTTData Multimedia Computing Research, Multimedia at MIT, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, 1990.

Seybold Electronic Publishing Conference, Multimedia Applications, Boston, MA, 1990.

American Association of Museums, Multimedia and Museums, Chicago, Illinois,


IBM Academic Computing Conference, Multimedia at MIT, Miami, FLA, 1990.

Florida State University, Department of Art and the FSU Supercomputer Center, The Influence of Visualization on the Arts, Tallahasse, FLA, 1989.

Museum Computer Network, Multimedia and Museums, Chicago, Illinois, 1989.

International Electronic Imaging Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, California, Visualization Using Multimedia Workstations, 1989-90.

International Meeting on Museums and Art Galleries Image Databases, London, UK, Collection Image System for the Smithsonian Institution, 1989.

Image Technology Users Group, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Multimedia Workstations and Museums, 1989.

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, Learning and the Workstation, 1989.

Simmons College, Boston, MA, Multimedia Conference, Project Athena and Visual Computing, 1988-89.

EDUCOM89, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Project Athena Visual Computing Group, 1989.

SALT (Society for Applied Learning Technologies), Orlando, Florida, Use and Development of Interactive Multi-Media in Higher Education, Advanced Projects: The New Education, 1989.

International Electronic Imaging Conference, Boston, MA, Image Learning, 1988.

EDUCOM88, Washington, DC, Special Interest Group Chair, Visual Computing, 1988.

International Interactive Communications Society, Boston, MA, Project Athena and Visual Computing, 1988.

IBM Academic Computing Conference (ACIS), Dallas, Texas, Visual Courseware at Project Athena, 1988.

Technological Advances in Education and Training Conference, University of Maine, Augusta, MA, Project Athena and Visual Computing, 1987.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, Projects in Multimedia at MIT, 1987.

EARDHE, European Association for Research and Development in Higher Education and the Dutch Association for Research and Development in Higher Education 5th Congress on Higher Education and Technology, State University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, Keynote address, Image Learning: Higher Education and Interactive Videodisc, 1987.

Museum School, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Art and Technology, 1986.

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Art, Art and Technology, 1985.

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Art and Technology, 1985.

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Artists Speak, MIT, Art and Technology, 1985.

Alfred University, Department of Art, Art and Technology, 1984.

Syracuse University, The Other Cinema, Syracuse, NY, Art and Technology, 1984.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Art and Technology, 1983.

Boston Film and Video Center, Boston, MA, Art and Telecommunications, 1981.

University of Illinois, Champaigne/Urbana, Illinois, Art and Technology, 1980.

School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY, Video and Photography, 1978.



Razorfish Reports, Razorfish, Inc, ( Digital StoryTelling, Tom's Rules of Thumbing, All in Good Timing, 2000-2001.

Spectra, Museum Computer Network Publication, What will become of New Media? , Summer, 2000.

Who's Who in American Art, 1978-2001.

Union List of Artists Names, Getty Information Institute.

Encyclopedia of the Environment, Art and the Environment, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1999.

Visual Resource Association, Digital Reference: Building and ReBuilding, February, 1999.

Virtual Worlds and Simulations Proceedings and CD ROM, Virtual Worlds as Content-Clocks for Cultural Memory, January, 1999.

Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity, co-author, Margaret MacLean, Getty Information Institute, Getty Conservation Institute, LongNow Foundation, September, 1998.

Scientific American Magazine, The Future of the Past, August, 1997.

Scientific American Magazine, The Culture Machine: Science and Art on the Web, August, 1996.

Scientific American Magazine, The Gallery in the Machine, May, 1995.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Teacher of the Future, November, 1996.

Sociomedia: Multimedia, Hypermedia, and the Social Construction of Knowledge, Vol. 4, No. 5, Edward Barrett, ed; Wheel of Culture, 1995.

Aperture Magazine, Digital Museums, August, 1994.

New Media Magazine, AthenaMuse Targets Group Authoring, August, 1994.

Computer Artist Magazine, Ins and Outs of Multimedia Design: MIT Creates Multimedia Life of Edgerton, February/March, 1994.

El Mundo, Interview: De la concentracion a la manipulacion, Madrid, Spain, March, 4, 1994.

SPIE 94 (The International Society for Optical Engineering), The Human Interface to Large Multimedia Databases, San Jose, CA, 1994.

La Revolucion de los Medios Audiovisuales, Un Mundo Multiple, Roberto Aparici, ed., Ediciones de la Torre, Madrid, 1993.

Multimedia Computing: Case Studies from MIT Project Athena, InfraThin Multimedia, ed. M. Hodges and R. Sasnett, , Addison Wesley, Boston, MA, 1993.

Educom Review, Looking and Learning Through Computers, Vol.28, Number 1, January/February 1992.

Multimedia Review, Looking Through Computers, Vol. 3, Number 4, Winter,


Sociomedia: Multimedia, Hypermedia, and the Social Construction of Knowledge, Edward Barrett, editor; , MIT Press, 1991.

Visual Resources Magazine, Infra-Thin Multimedia, Vol. VII, July, 1991.

Windows on Athena, Distributed Multimedia, MIT Project Athena, Cambridge, MA, 1990.

Advanced Imaging Magazine, Educational Multimedia at MIT, Ben Davis, Russell Sasnett, Matthew Hodges, July/August, 1989.

The Society of Text: Hyper-Text, Hyper-Media and the Social Construction of Information, Edward Barrett, editor; Multimedia Design Documentation, Mathew Hodges, Russell Sasnett, and Ben Davis, MIT Press, 1989.

Computing and Education: The Second Frontier, Robert McClintock, editor; Image Learning, Ben Davis, Teachers College Press, NY, 1989.

Interactive Media International, Project Athena: Multimedia Learning, Vol. 3, March, 1898.

Scientific American Special Issue Vol. 1, Trends in Computing, Michael Dertouzos, Interactive Language Programs, VCG illustration, 1988.

Teachers College Record, Vol. 89, No.3, Image Learning: Higher Education and Interactive Videodisc, Ben Davis, Spring, 1988.

Project Athena, The First Five Years, Vol. II, Image Learning, Ben Davis, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1988.

EDU Magazine; Special Edition, Workstations for Education, Project Athena's Visual Computing Group Develops Athena Muse; Hypermedia in Action, David Lampe, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1988.

MIT Report, Athena Muse: Hypermedia in Action, David Lampe, February, 1988.

IEEE Software, A Construction Set for Multimedia Applications, Matthew Hodges, Russell Sasnett, Mark Ackerman, January, 1989.

Tech Talk, Telescience to Bring More Space Experiments, Eugene Mallove, MIT, September, 1988.

Videography Magazine, The Emperor's New Videodisc: An American Team Opens the Door for an Interactive China, Steve Gowin, January 1986.

Atlanta Art Papers, Memory Theater One: The Age of Computer Art, Ben Davis, January/February, 1986. Hometown USA, Ben Davis, October,1982. Lisa Irwin: Water Sports, Ben Davis, January, 1981. Artist to Artist, Ben Davis, September, 1978.

Atlanta Art Papers, Ben Davis, by Jan Avgikos, March/April, 1985.

Sky Art Interactive Videodisc Catalog, Sky Disc: Implications, Ben Davis, CAVS, MIT, 1984.

Community Television Review, The Role of the Artist, Ben Davis, 1981.

Contemporary Arts Southeast, Alternative to Alienation, Sarah Daniels, August, 1977.

BEO, Ben Davis, George Hemphill, Sarah Schroth, Nexus Press, Atlanta, GA, 1977.


Selected Exhibitions


Ben Davis, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, May 2004.

Our Good Earth: Landscape at the End of the Century, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC, May-July, 1999.

Getty Center, Getty Underground, An Exhibition of Works of Art by Getty Staff, Los Angeles, November, 1998.

Florida State University, Millennium Now, Tallahassee, Florida, March, 1993.

Boston Computer Museum, Surrealist's Ball, telecommunication piece between Vancouver, BC., Boston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, 1987.

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Paulo, Brazil, Telecommunication, with Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, 1987.

Biennale of Venice International Art Exhibition, Technologica E Informatica, Telecommunication, with collaborators in Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Wales, and US, 1986.

Ars Electronica Exhibition, Imagining Antarctica, drawings and telephone connection to Scott Base Antarctica, Linz, Austria, 1986.

Architectural Research Terminal, Architecture is Exhibition, drawings and photographs, Waregem, Belgium, 1985.

Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Life on Mars, videotape, Atlanta, GA, 1985.

Georgia State University, Solo exhibit, paintings, drawings, video, Atlanta GA, 1985.

Suffolk Theater, Suffolk University, Tomorrow's News, live video performance, Boston, MA, 1984.

Syracuse University, The Other Cinema: videotapes, Syracuse, NY, 1984.

Hidvore Art Library, BEO, Falling, Denmark, 1983.

International Sky Art Festival, Du Bist, video transmission piece from Cambridge, MA, Munich, West Germany, 1983.

Middendorf Gallery, The Kennedy Papers, photographs, Washington, DC 1982.

Pieter Brattinga Gallery, Drawings and Photographs, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1981.

Mixage Gallery, BEO, Caen, France, 1981.

Art Institute of Boston, Vector Shredders, photographs, Boston, MA, 1980.

Light Gallery, Hiroshima Nice, photographs, New York, NY, 1977.

Midtown Gallery, A Reliable Snowman, photographs, New York, NY, 1976.

Museum of Contemporary Art, OK Photos, photographs, Recife, Brazil, 1975.

Magnetic Image International Exhibition, Videotape, Atlanta, GA, 1975-82.



Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC.

International Museum of Photography at The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Artists Book Collection.

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jacksonville Museum of Fine Art, Jacksonville, Florida.

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, Florida.

Lomholt Formular Archive, Falling, Denmark.


References On request