Ben Gaydos participated in the 2013 Free City festival in collaboration with Joe Reinsel, and in a series of fall 2013 projection-art installations in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw. Gaydos is a designer, filmmaker, artist and educator. He has filmed sadhus in Nepal and fisherman in India, worked as a designer in Germany and the UK, collaborated with blues musicians in Virginia and electronic artists in Detroit. His experiments in design, sound, film and video have been exhibited internationally. He has conducted research in design and anthropology academically and professionally. He is Assistant Professor of design at the University of Michigan–Flint.