Benjamin Schmidt (1995-) is a social critic, product designer, and occasional UN press correspondent. He was born in Russia and lives in New York, New York. He studied Political Science at St. John's University, where he started curating DS206. What he listens to on Last.fm. His own music is on Soundcloud, his tweets are on Twitter, and his photos are on Instagram. He's an Arts & Lifestyles editor at The Knockturnal and has written for Gagg Magazine, Jones Magazine, EBONY, N+1, The Economist, and Palm Beach Daily News. He's appeared as a panelist at The Red House, a speaker at St. John's University and has appeared on Pratt Radio.