Benjamin Bacon (US) is an inter-disciplinary artist and musician working at the intersection of computational design, networked systems, data collection and sound. His creative output encompasses computational design, networked systems data gathering, sound composition, mechanical life installations and sculpture – disciplines in which he currently serves as Associate Professor at Duke Kunshan University.
He teaches experimental music and hybrid medium practices.
Early Life and Education
Bacon wrote numerous acclaimed essays in his lifetime, covering such diverse subjects as friendship, health, beauty, anger management, parenting/childrearing issues, atheism, the union between England & Scotland as well as innovation. Additionally he found success as a lawyer before falling from prominence due to an internal bribery scandal.
He dedicated the remainder of his life to an extensive reappraisal and restructuring of traditional knowledge. His vision included an empirical and deductive science capable of producing practical knowledge for humankind’s benefit.
Bacon detailed his method of science in Instauratio Magna and is best remembered today for his Hypothetico-Deductive Method approach, still used today by many scientists who use the approach with an assumption that new discoveries exist across every field of human endeavor.
Bacon earned himself the reputation as a Renaissance man – the title given to those who make significant contributions across multiple fields or disciplines of learning. Indeed, he excelled both artistically and scientifically while championing intellectual reform with great vigor.
Bacon was also an innovator in urban planning, particularly his Society Hill redevelopment scheme. While other schemes often involved clearing away old warehouses or other buildings that had stood vacant for some time, his plan incorporated these older structures into high-rise towers while simultaneously including low-rise townhouse construction as part of new development.
Both Xu and Bacon have long explored the notion of navigating complex networks in both their artistic and professional careers, covering an array of digital, organic and physical realms in their research projects.
Achievement and Honors
Benjamin Bacon is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of sound art, computational design and networked systems. His works have been shown throughout North America, Europe and Asia under his moniker Soundspade.
Bacon laid out his scientific method in 1605’s book Advancement of Learning by outlining it through observation and experiment. He advocated against scholasticism, insisting on fact gathering instead of deductive logic for naturalists to create new scientific knowledge.
He championed the notion that scientific progress would increase human knowledge, comfort and power; advocated a bold new synthesis of knowledge; envisioned new scientific institutions to achieve his goal; was convinced science would drive civilization forward rather than further downhill decay and decline; his views of future were particularly influential on seventeenth-century scientist Robert Boyle (whose motto was Nullus In Verba or “Take No One’s Word For It!).
Benjamin Bacon is a multidisciplinary artist and designer working across digital, biological, and physical realms. Through research and creative practice he investigates emerging topics while engaging in conversations on critical societal issues.
Lieutenant John Bacon was born on 23 May 1710 in Norwich and died two months later on 2 October 1790 in Canterbury. He married Ruth Spaulding before then.
Homesteader of forty acres west of Burroak Prairie (Washburn Township, Clark County, Wisconsin). Additionally he owned mills in Brownhelm as well as properties in Geauga and Iowa Counties.
William M. Bennett served as Assistant Secretary of State from 1905-1906 and Acting U.S. Secretary of State while Elihu Root was in South America in 1909. A Harvard alumni, Bennett was the Vice-Chancellor during that period.
As an actor, director, and producer, Kevin Bacon has quickly made himself an iconic figure within the entertainment industry. His hard work has been recognized with various awards and honors; yet despite this success he remains humble and grounded.
He first came to public notice in 1984 with his debut performance as Ren McCormack in “Footloose,” an action comedy featuring dancing and rock music being banned in a small town. The film became an instantaneous commercial success and led him to more leading roles later.
He currently resides with Kyra Sedgwick, with whom he shares two children. They have been together since 1988 and successfully manage to combine career success and family life – owning multiple properties across the US including New York City home ownership.