Cool Hunting Video: Alex Reben

An alumni of MIT's Media Lab and NASA, this artist applies his engineering skills to create robots

In a room piled with resistors, circuit boards and projects in various states of completion, we spoke with talented artist and engineer Alex Reben about his body of work. Reben—an alumni of MIT’s Media Lab and NASA—has moved away from his traditional line of work to apply his engineering expertise to his art. Often exploring the blurred lines of human-machine interaction, Reben’s work is incredibly insightful, humorous and—at times—a little dark.