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Benjamin Selig

Engineering Student at University of BathLondon, United Kingdom
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Benjamin Selig

Engineering Student at University of BathLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello and welcome! I'm currently studying an Integrated Masters in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, and with an optional year in industry, I find it is music that I want to be in and around. My free time is spent either practicing the double bass and trumpet, hosting a radio show or discovering new music. Host a weekly music show, ‘All Around the Sound’, with a friend. We present a range of music that we love, and think listeners will love to, from Latin Electronica to UK Funky; Brazilian Batucada to Cameroonian Makossa; West African Wassoulou to Turkish Anatolian Rock – each week trying to put a slight twist on the show by introducing new flavours and adaptations to the genres that we present. We like to provide a little bit of history too, and so we use online forums, vinyl collections, radio stations. My engineering studies have enabled me to gain technical understanding that can be applied to music, sound and recording, such as designing amplifiers and understanding how broadcasting communications are possible. An intensive course has required me to produce consistent work of a high standard, requiring creative solutions, but also discipline, organisation and self-motivation to meet deadlines. There is an infinite catalogue of fantastic music, with great history and depth, and research for the show has greatly widened my breadth and interest within music. In June I am travelling to Cuba for a month. I’ve been learning Spanish and will take my trumpet, intending to immerse myself in Cuban culture. I hope to discover some great new music and to bring some back with me, in whatever form. Music seems like one of few things that almost purely brings happiness to the world, and I am lucky to have the opportunity of sharing it, exploring it and loving it. Whether it means working as part of a production team, being a studio technician, or learning the ropes within sound engineering, I would love the opportunity of working in an exciting, dynamic record label or radio station. Please drop me a message if you have any questions!
Projects
  • Artificial Intelligence: the new artistic revolution?https://artuk.org/discover/stories/artificial-intelligence-the-new-artistic-revolution “AI Art: The New Artistic Revolution?” explores the concept behind creativity, and thus whether AI can mimic this evolutionary approach, having significant impact on the artistic sphere. In writing this article, I contacted and interviewed influential robotic artists, such as Pindar van Arman and Robbie Barrat, understanding the algorithms used to model their philosophies behind what it means to be creative.
Work history
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    Radio PresenterUniversity Radio Bath
    Bath, United KingdomFull Time
    Host a weekly music show, ‘All Around the Sound’, with a friend. Present a range of music that we love, and think listeners will love to, from Latin Electronica to UK Funky; Brazilian Batucada to 70's Cameroonian Makossa; West African Wassoulou to Turkish Anatolian Rock – each week trying to put a slight twist on the show by introducing new flavours and adaptations to the genres that we present.
    WriterArt UK
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    "Artificial Intelligence - The New Artistic Revolution?” Commissioned to write an article on AI creating art. Explores what it means to be creative, whether AI can mimic this evolutionary approach, and thus have significant influence on the art world. Interviewed robotic artist including Pindar van Arman (Winner of Robot Art Prize 2018). URL: https://artuk.org/discover/stories/artificial-intelligence-the-new-artistic-revolution
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Skills
  • Research
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Radio Production
  • Radio Presenting
  • Music
  • Sound Design
Education
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    Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering MEngUniversity of Bath
    Bath, United Kingdom
    5 Year Masters Degree programme. Modules including robotics and mechatronics; artificial intelligence ethics; signals, systems and communications; mathematics; mechanics; modelling techniques
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    A LevelsCamden School for Girls
     - London, United Kingdom