Joshua Berson

Philosopher, Design Scientist; 2018–19 USC Dornsife Berggruen Fellow

Josh Berson’s work addresses the technological scaffolding of sensorimotor habits over epochs of 10 to 100,000 years. Previously he was visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. At the Berggruen he’s been finishing a new book, Ditch Kit: How Humans Adapt to Environmental Change. His forthcoming book The Meat Question (MIT Press, 2019) examines human nutrition strategies over the entire 2.8-million-year span of humanity’s tenure on Earth. His 2015 book Computable Bodies (Bloomsbury) won the 2016 PROSE Award in Language and Linguistics.

By Joshua Berson

Cities That Grow Themselves