Benjamin Bratton

Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School / EGS.

WORKS

Books

The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Bratton, Benjamin. The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty. MIT Press. 2015.

Software After States

Bratton, Benjamin. Software After States. Google, Jihad and Geoscapes. 2010.

Suspicious Images/ Latent Interfaces: Situated Technologies

Bratton, Benjamin, and Natalie Jeremijenko. Suspicious Images/ Latent Interfaces: Situated Technologies. The Architectural League of New York, 2006 ISBN: 0980099420

Edited Works

A Time and Place: Christian Moeller: Media Architecture, 1991-2003

Bratton, Benjamin, ed. A Time and Place: Christian Moeller: Media Architecture, 1991-2003. Lars Müller Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 3907078918

Chapters

On Apps and Elementary Forms of Interfacial Life: Object, Image, Superimposition

Bratton, Benjamin. "On Apps and Elementary Forms of Interfacial Life: Object, Image, Superimposition." In The Imaginary App, edited by Paul D. Miller and Svitlana Matviyenko. The MIT Press, 2014. ISBN: 0262027488

Ambivalence and/or Utopia

Bratton, Benjamin. "Ambivalence and/or Utopia." In Bracket 2: Goes Soft, edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Lola Sheppard. Actar, 2013. ISBN: 8415391021

What We Do is Secrete: On Paul Virilio, Planetarity and Data Visualization

Bratton, Benjamin. "What We Do is Secrete: On Paul Virilio, Planetarity and Data Visualization." In Virilio and Visual Culture, edited by Ryan Bishop and John Armitage. Edinburgh University Press, 2013. ISBN: 0748654445

Root the Earth: On Peak Oil Apophenia

Bratton, Benjamin. "Root the Earth: On Peak Oil Apophenia." In Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium, edited by Eugene Thacker, Ed Keller, and Nicola Masciandaro. Punctum Books, 2012. ISBN: 0615600468

Actually, We Found More Than One Pulse Sir…

Bratton, Benjamin, and Ed Keller. "Actually, We Found More Than One Pulse Sir…" In Pulsation in Architecture, edited by Eric Goldemberg. J. Ross Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 1604270233

The Aesthetics of Logistics, Architecture, Subjectivity and the Ambient Database

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Aesthetics of Logistics, Architecture, Subjectivity and the Ambient Database." In Language Systems. After Prague Structuralism, edited by Pavel Cernovsky and Louis Arman. Litteraria Pragensia, 2007. ISBN: 8073081717

The Logistics of Habitable Circulation: Introduction to Paul Virilio

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Logistics of Habitable Circulation: Introduction to Paul Virilio." In Speed and Politics.Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2006. ISBN: 1584350407

Technology, Program

Bratton, Benjamin. "Technology, Program." In Crib Sheets. Notes on the Contemporary Architectural Conversation, edited by Sylvia Lavin, Helene Mary Furján, and Penelope Dean. Monacelli Press, 2005. ISBN: 1580931588

Screening the Fictitious Phenotype: Fashion and Biotechnology

Bratton, Benjamin. "Screening the Fictitious Phenotype: Fashion and Biotechnology." In Sessions, edited by Eric Owen Moss and Julianna Morais. Southern California Institute of Architecture Press, 2004. ISBN: 0976007908

The Premise of Recombinant Architecture, One

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Premise of Recombinant Architecture, One." In Sessions, edited by Eric Owen Moss and Julianna Morais. Southern California Institute of Architecture Press, 2004. ISBN: 0976007908

Articles

Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

Bratton, Benjamin. "Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test." New York Times, The Stone, Febuary 23, 2015.

The Black Stack

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Black Stack." e-flux journal 53, March (2014).

Some Trace Effects of the Post-Anthropocene: On Accelerationist Geopolitical Aesthetics

Bratton, Benjamin. "Some Trace Effects of the Post-Anthropocene: On Accelerationist Geopolitical Aesthetics." e-flux journal 46, June (2013).

Cloud Feudalism

Bratton, Benjamin. "Cloud Feudalism." Proto/E/Co/Logics 002, September (2012).

The Arc of Networked-Self Dissolution

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Arc of Networked-Self Dissolution." bratton.info, October 2011.

Swarm What? Notes on the Imaging of Aggregation

Bratton, Benjamin. "Swarm What? Notes on the Imaging of Aggregation." bratton.info, May 2010.

On Geoscapes and the Google Caliphate: Reflections on the Mumbai Attacks

Bratton, Benjamin. "On Geoscapes and the Google Caliphate: Reflections on the Mumbai Attacks." Theory, Culture and Society Vol. 26, No. 7-8 (2009): 329-342.

Mind the Pollocks: (Notes on) Art & Software

Bratton, Benjamin. "Mind the Pollocks: (Notes on) Art & Software." Purple Magazine, Spring 2009.

"What Do We Mean by "Program?" The Convergence of Architecture and Interface Design

Bratton, Benjamin. "What Do We Mean by "Program?" The Convergence of Architecture and Interface Design." Interactions Vol. 15, No. 3 (2008): 20.

Metropolis: Monster Movie

Bratton, Benjamin, and Hernan Diaz-Alonso. "Metropolis: Monster Movie." Large Scale Metropoles international symposium at the Centre Georges Pompidou, October 2009.

Notes on Surficial Elegance and the Pursuit of Horror (Pre-publication version)

Bratton, Benjamin, and Hernan Diaz-Alonso. "Notes on Surficial Elegance and the Pursuit of Horror (Pre-publication version)." bratton.info, May 2007.

The Process

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Process." bratton.info, May, 2007.

Chic is Wholesale, Fashion is Retail

Bratton, Benjamin. "Chic is Wholesale, Fashion is Retail." 34 Magazine, June 2006.

Stijn&Marie: Edges of the Experiment: Los Angeles as Dutch Landscape

Bratton, Benjamin. "Stijn&Marie: Edges of the Experiment: Los Angeles as Dutch Landscape." bratton.info, June 2006.

After Chromopolis

Bratton, Benjamin. "After Chromopolis." 34 Magazine, August 2, 2005.

Beheadings Videos and Snuff Strategy: Video and the Limit

Bratton, Benjamin. "Beheadings Videos and Snuff Strategy: Video and the Limit." bratton.info, October 2004.

Accounting for Pervasive Computing

Bratton, Benjamin. "Accounting for Pervasive Computing." bratton.info, July 2002.

Figures of Destructuration: Terrorism Architecture Social Form (2001-02)

Bratton, Benjamin. "Figures of Destructuration: Terrorism Architecture Social Form (2001-02)." bratton.info, 2001-2002.

Sous les Pav?s. Les Halles (Social Narrative ≥ Architectures of May, 1968). The Impact of Information Technology on the Culture of Cityform

Bratton, Benjamin. "Sous les Pav?s. Les Halles (Social Narrative ≥ Architectures of May, 1968). The Impact of Information Technology on the Culture of Cityform." bratton.info, March 1996.

Futurology of the Device (1994). Screening the Social Geographies of 'Tomorrow'

Bratton, Benjamin. "Futurology of the Device (1994). Screening the Social Geographies of 'Tomorrow'." bratton.info, July 1994.

Exhibitions

The Orchid Mantis of Sanzhi UFO Pod City

Bratton, Benjamin. "The Orchid Mantis of Sanzhi UFO Pod City." Originally presented at Pecha Kucha Little Tokyo Design Week Los Angeles, Summer 2011.

Plastic Futures Markets

Bratton, Benjamin. "Plastic Futures Markets." MADE UP: Design Fictions, Art Center College of Design, Media Design Program, Jan. 29, 2011.

Interviews

The Cloud, the State, and the Stack: Metahaven in Conversation with Benjamin Bratton

Bratton, Benjamin, and Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk). "The Cloud, the State, and the Stack: Metahaven in Conversation with Benjamin Bratton." Metahaven Tumblr, April 2012.

Design and Geopolitics: The Alterglobal, Soft Power, Disaster Capitalism

Bratton, Benjamin, and Metahaven. "Design and Geopolitics: The Alterglobal, Soft Power, Disaster Capitalism." Print, October 2011.

Conversation Between Vincent Gallo, Benjamin Bratton, Jeffrey Inaba

Bratton, Benjamin, Vincent Gallo, and Jeffrey Inaba. "Conversation Between Vincent Gallo, Benjamin Bratton, Jeffrey Inaba." bratton.info, June 2007.