Benjamin Bratton


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Benjamin Bratton is a sociological, media, design theorist and author based in California.

He is the Education Programme Director at Strelka Institute, as well as a Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School and Visiting Faculty at SCI_Arc. He published two books of design theory, strategy and fiction. In The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2016) Bratton outlines a new theory for the age of global computation and algorithmic governance. His current research project, “Theory and Design in the Age of Machine Intelligence” is on the unexpected and uncomfortable design challenges posed by A.I in various guises: from machine vision to synthetic cognition and sensation, and the macroeconomics of robotics to everyday geodesign.


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