Benjamin Bratton


Benjamin Bratton is the Director of the Antikythera program at Berggruen Institute. He is a Professor of Philosophy of Technology and Speculative Design at the University of California, San Diego. His research spans the philosophy of technology, social and political theory, computational media & infrastructure, and speculative design. He is the author of several books including The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2016), The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World (Verso, 2021), The Terraforming (Strelka Press, 2019), and Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution (e-flux/Sternberg Press, 2015). He Visiting Professor at the European Graduate School, New York University-Shanghai, and SCI_Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture) and previously directed several think tanks at the Strelka Institute. His current book project develops a new philosophy of the “artificial” in relation to climate change, planetary science, synthetic intelligence, and the prospects of viable planetary futures.

By Benjamin Bratton

"After Alignment" Lecture by Benjamin Bratton, Director of Antikythera

What Is Antikythera?

A New Philosophy of Planetary Computation

Planetary Sapience