Ben Balcom is a filmmaker, educator, and programmer living in Milwaukee, WI. Working across mediums, including 16mm film and appropriated digital imagery, Balcom makes movies that explore abstract ideas of perception, psychology, and affect. Balcom is an associate lecturer at UWM and is the technical director for the Milwaukee Film Festival. He is also the curator and co-founder of Microlights, a pop-up cinema that specializes in presenting experimental film. Over the past two years, Microlights has hosted over 40 visiting film/video artists from across the world.