Benjamin Gaulon is an artist, researcher, educator and cultural producer based in Paris. He has previously released work under the name "recyclism". His research focuses on the limits and failures of information and communication technologies; planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society; ownership and privacy; through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling. His projects can be softwares, installations..., pieces of hardware, web based projects, interactive works, street art interventions and are, when applicable, open source.
Together with Dasha Ilina, he is a founding member of the collective NØ, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support and promote emerging art and design research and practices that address the social and environmental impact of information and communication technologies in France and beyond, since its creation in 2018. They are both co-directors of NØ SCHOOL NEVERS since its first edition in 2019, and he is artistic director of Esapce USANII in Nevers since 2022.
He is currently professor at SciencesPo, at École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay for the diplôme en Recherche-Création (ARRC), at CentraleSupélec - Université Paris-Saclay and at Paris College of Art. He was associate professor at Parsons Paris, where he was the program director of the MFA Design + Technology and the BFA Art, Media and Technology, program that he has developed and launched in 2013. Before that he was lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, associate researcher at CTVR / the telecommunications research centre at Trinity College and director of DATA (Dublin Art and Technology Association) in Dublin.