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Benjamin Bratton

Benjamin Bratton
Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego


Benjamin H. Bratton is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego where he teaches political philosophy and media aesthetics. He is also director of the design and society project at CALIT2, faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

His research, writing, and practical interests include contemporary social theory, the perils and potentials of planetary computation, architectural theory and provocation, inverse brand theory, software studies, systems design and development, and the rhetorics of exceptional violence.


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