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For Ben, game developer-artist, 3D artist-animator, illustrator, and professor, the mission is no longer escapism but excavation. He has always been at odds whether to hide behind a silk, digital screen (virtual worlds) or become a vocal presence for a more social cause (sociopolitical worlds). Hence, a battle of realms simulated and concrete begins and has been since his memory came to be. Whether this be a painstakingly hand-illustrated mobile title discussing labor inequalities in Asia, a 3D sculpted-flashy title for avant-garde technology taking aim at leadership figures, or thinking inwards to the existence of it all through childhood heroic avatars. Ben has travelled throughout the world supporting his cause. He spent nearly two years involved as a professor for the New York Institute of Technology in Beijing, China. Overall, he has ventured to Shanghai as part of the Lumen Prize Global Tour for exhibition and hour seminar, to San Francisco for his nomination of Best Serious Game at the International Mobile Gaming Awards, New York City where he works, teaches, exhibits, and lives to this day, and more in the past and to come.

 

 

Statement of intent.

benjipoynter@gmail.com


 

 

 


 

 

 
 
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