Ben Kauffman (composer, sound designer, MC co-artistic director) is a composer, director, and interactive media artist, and a co-artistic director of Manual Cinema. His film and interactive work has been shown at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, and at CUNY’s Baruch College in New York City. Kauffman has lectured and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, and the Parsons School of Design/The New School. His past composer/sound designer credits with Manual Cinema include Ada/Ava, The End of TV, and the New York Times documentary The Forger. Kauffman holds a master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).