Ben Houge is an internationally active American artist exploring sensory interplay, interactivity, and digital art. Since 2012, he has produced a series of “food operas,” in which a customized musical score responds to diners’ choices and the indeterminate timings of a five-course meal. For his multimedia projects, Ben draws on his 19 years of experience in the video game industry, which includes work on projects such as Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Arcanum, Half-Life: Opposing Force, and King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity. From 2004 to 2010, Ben lived in Shanghai, China, where he developed video games for French game developer Ubisoft and was active in the Chinese sound art scene, performing alongside artists such as Yan Jun, Yao Dajuin, Wang Changcun, and Torturing Nurse in venues including the Shanghai eArts Festival, the 2Pi Festival, the miniMIDI Festival, D-22, XP, and Yu Yin Tang. Ben is also an active composer of choral music whose music has been performed by the Esoterics, the Northwest Girlchoir, the Minnesota Compline Choir, and Dale Warland. In 2012, he was a visiting artist at the MIT Media Lab, working on the sonification of ubiquitous sensor networks. Ben Houge currently teaches in the Music Technology Innovation master’s program at Berklee College of Music’s new campus in Valencia, Spain.