The Feather & The Faun

A poem about the relentless pursuit of knowledge and the warmth & comfort of the unknown. As written and performed for the TED Fellows Retreat 2013. Go to site    

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The Feather & The Faun

A poem about the relentless pursuit of knowledge and the warmth & comfort of the unknown. As written and performed for the TED Fellows Retreat 2013. Go to site    

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A Poem From the Future

THE TRANSHUMANIST’S LAMENT or TOO MANY RIVERS, NOT ENOUGH LAKES or OH, FUTURE — YOU SO CRAZY Written for the TEDblog series “Question Worth Asking.” Topic:  “How Weird Will the Future Be?” Go to site    

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A Poem From the Future

THE TRANSHUMANIST’S LAMENT or TOO MANY RIVERS, NOT ENOUGH LAKES or OH, FUTURE — YOU SO CRAZY Written for the TEDblog series “Question Worth Asking.” Topic:  “How Weird Will the Future Be?” Go to site    

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Reaching For The World

Kinetic metaphor made from found objects during 2 week stay in Brooklyn, NY for group exhibition.  2014 Video

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Reaching For The World

Kinetic metaphor made from found objects during 2 week stay in Brooklyn, NY for group exhibition.  2014 Video

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Apocalypse Puppet Theater

Apocalypse Puppet Theater  2005-2010 – Co-founder, fabricator, actor, writer, lyricist, puppeteer.  Constructed puppets and sets and performed both fictional and historical shows for people of all ages.  Also constructed the Apocalypse Stagecoach, a traveling puppet theater pulled by a team

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Apocalypse Puppet Theater

Apocalypse Puppet Theater  2005-2010 – Co-founder, fabricator, actor, writer, lyricist, puppeteer.  Constructed puppets and sets and performed both fictional and historical shows for people of all ages.  Also constructed the Apocalypse Stagecoach, a traveling puppet theater pulled by a team

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Ocean Synapse

“Ocean Synapse,” a trans-hemispheric digital film experiment and performance by Ben Burke and Dr Sarah Jane Pell between New York City and Melbourne, Australia, respectively. Burke and Pell each filmed their own scenes based on the idea of the ocean

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Ocean Synapse

“Ocean Synapse,” a trans-hemispheric digital film experiment and performance by Ben Burke and Dr Sarah Jane Pell between New York City and Melbourne, Australia, respectively. Burke and Pell each filmed their own scenes based on the idea of the ocean

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A Real Page-Turner

Created for the Exploratorium. 2015 Centerpieces for gala event on the theme of education. Materials: Wood, seed pod, wire, beads, pages from a book on diamond production. Video

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A Real Page-Turner

Created for the Exploratorium. 2015 Centerpieces for gala event on the theme of education. Materials: Wood, seed pod, wire, beads, pages from a book on diamond production. Video

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Repurposed Materials

California Academy of Science artist in residence program entitled “One Truth, Many Lies.”  Presented a lecture entitled “Repurposed Materials” on the subject of the human microbiome, endosymbiotic theory and its poetic implications for our perceptions of self.  I also led a

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Repurposed Materials

California Academy of Science artist in residence program entitled “One Truth, Many Lies.”  Presented a lecture entitled “Repurposed Materials” on the subject of the human microbiome, endosymbiotic theory and its poetic implications for our perceptions of self.  I also led a

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The Stars & Garters Theatre Company

Cofounded by Ben Burke & Jenny Jo Kristan in 2003 “grind your bones to bake your bread” theater, full of “batshit nautical glee.”  – SF Weekly   Our shows: Curse of the Goddamned Ship The Robber Bridegroom    (View Trailer)

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The Stars & Garters Theatre Company

Cofounded by Ben Burke & Jenny Jo Kristan in 2003 “grind your bones to bake your bread” theater, full of “batshit nautical glee.”  – SF Weekly   Our shows: Curse of the Goddamned Ship The Robber Bridegroom    (View Trailer)

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Wunderkammer

A selection from my cabinet of curiosities, on display annually at the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom.

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Wunderkammer

A selection from my cabinet of curiosities, on display annually at the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom.

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Splendid

Experimental film ________ Shot, edited and scored by Ben Burke. Found and manipulated natural phenomena.

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Splendid

Experimental film ________ Shot, edited and scored by Ben Burke. Found and manipulated natural phenomena.

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