Ben Houge shares his concept of “food opera,” a unique pairing of music and gastronomy that presents a meal as a narrative medium, incorporating a thirty-channel speaker array and techniques from video game soundtracks to achieve an unprecedented level of synchronization between the senses of taste and hearing. In a series of collaborations with chef Jason Bond of Bondir restaurant in Cambridge, Ben has used this new genre to explore the phenomenological links between the senses, interpret poetry, and tell the stories of local farmers.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenter: Ben Houge
Free event
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Ben Houge: composer, digital media artist, and video game developer Ben Houge has long been exploring the intersections of divergent disciplines. Highlights from his twenty-year career in the game industry include serving as audio director of Tom Clancy’s EndWar (2008) and composing the celebrated soundtrack for Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (2001). His performances, sound art, and generative video have been presented internationally, most recently at Boston’s ILLUMINUS Festival, Music Acoustica in Beijing, and, in collaboration with acclaimed dance group New Movement Collective, at Southbank Centre in London. In 2012 he was a visiting artist at MIT, and he currently teaches iPad programming and digital narrative at Berklee College of Music, having just returned to Boston after two years helping to launch a new master’s program in music technology at Berklee’s new campus in Valencia. More information is available at


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Boston Cyberarts Special Projects, a series of ongoing projects, offer arts exhibitions, music and dance events throughout the year.

“ART ON THE MARQUEE” Opening: Monday, February 22 6pm – 8pm

This Event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP here! Artists in this round include: Sean Bowes, Devon Bryant, Frank Floyd, Frank Horton and Ruoyu Guo, Dennis Miller, Tamika Reid, Catherine Siller and Sarah Trahan.

Up Now at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center (between State St. & Atlantic Ave.) is Waves on Sea and Land, a generative art installation by Mark J. Stock

Waves on Land and Sea is a real-time artwork which uses live wind data from the Harbor Islands and techniques from computational physics to recreate two essential wind-driven motions of the islands. The Harbor Islands are always in flux; wind and tides scour and deposit sand and sediment, shorelines move, while grasses and wildlife adapt to their dynamic environment. Waves on Sea and Land reflects these timeless yet ephemeral forces with a never-ending, never- repeating simulation of two patterns of motion etched into the memories of the islands’ visitors.

Click here for exhibitions.  141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Located in the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line. 617-522-6710

The Boston Cyberarts Gallery: Open Call for Art/Technology Work

DEADLINE: Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00pm

You are invited to submit here. Click here for complete call.


Current Exhibition:

Pan Verdadero (True Bread)

by Neil Leonard

January 16th to February 28th, 2016

 Pan Verdadero (True Bread) is a 10 channel sound installation containing two video projections. Focusing on los pregoneros, the street vendors of Cuba, True Bread reconstructs the sonic environment of urban Cuba that emerged following the recent liberalization of policies toward small businesses.


Click here for exhibitions.  141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Located in the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line. 617-522-6710


The Boston Cyberarts Festival was the first and largest collaboration of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art. From the first Festival in 1999 to the last in 2011, thousands of artists exhibited, performed and entertained hundreds of thousands of festival goers. Please visit the Festival Archive for highlights of the past festivals.

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