Benjamin Olsen (US/AT) grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, where he studied Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at UIUC; lived and worked in Los Angeles, California as Engineer, Photographer, Videographer, and VJ; since 2012 is based in Linz, Austria where he worked at the Ars Electronica Futurelab as a Software Engineer and is currently in the Interface Cultures program at the Kunstuniversität Linz.

He is a member of the Teaching Machine Collective: