Ben McChesney has a eccentric passion for making shiny and fun installations. With the introduction of the Microsoft Kinect sensor his focus shifted from a flash web developer toward Open Frameworks and creating physical experiences. The result of new direction led him to join Helios Interactive, a small interaction agency in San Francisco, and spearhead their development team in multi-touch and gesture based installations. He is a recent graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology’s New Media Design and Imaging degree program. In his free time Ben is an amateur economist, musician, and a heck of a dancer. Someday he hopes to use data visualization and open source to make the world a better place.