Michael Benson

MICHAEL BENSON‘s work focuses on the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, in the last decade Benson has staged a series of large-scale shows of reprocessed planetary landscape photography in major museums in the US and internationally. His new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece, was published by Simon & Schuster on the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey in April, 2018. The book is currently in its fifth printing.

Benson has contributed to many publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. He’s currently using scanning electron microscopes to focus on natural design at sub-millimeter scales for a project titled Nanocosmos. Michael Benson is a Fellow of the New York Institute of the Humanities, a recent Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bits and Atoms in the MIT Media Lab, and a Weizmann Institute of Science Advocate for Curiosity. (Author photo credit: Lucie Goodayle, NHM Images)