Prof. Benjamin H. Bratton

Professor of Fine Arts
University of California, San Diego


Benjamin H. Bratton is Professor of Fine Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

He is programme director of The Terraforming programme at Strelka Institute. He is also Professor of Digital Design at the European Graduate School and Visiting Professor at SCI_Arc (The Southern California Institute of Architecture) and NYU Shanghai.

Bratton is the author of several books, including “The Revenge of The Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World”, published in 2021, in which he calls for a radical rethinking of post-pandemic politics that defines, rather than delays, a coordinated, pragmatic and equitable response to the biopolitical challenges of the 21st century. Other books include “The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty”, “The New Normal” and “Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution”.

His work spans philosophy, architecture, computer science and geopolitics.

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 geoengineering.