Benjamin Bratton

Director 2016/17
THE NEW NORMAL
Director 2017/18
THE NEW NORMAL
Director 2018/19
THE NEW NORMAL
Benjamin Bratton is a design theorist and author, Programme Director of the Strelka Institute, 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 (The Southern California Institute of Architecture).
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.
As one of the most important global design theorists, Bratton brings an extraordinarily interdisciplinary scope to research at Strelka.
Education
university of california, santa barbara
Sociology of Technology, PhD
Work Experience
2016 - ongoing
strelka institute
Programme director
2014 - ongoing
european graduate school
Professor of Digital Design
university of san-diego
Director of the Center for Design & Geopolitics, Professor of Visual Arts
southern california institute of architecture (sci_arc)
Professor
2003 - 2008
university of california, los angeles
Professor of media arts