What has planetary-scale computation done to our geopolitical realities? It takes different forms at different scales—from energy and mineral sourcing and subterranean cloud infrastructure to urban software and massive universal addressing systems; from interfaces drawn by the augmentation of the hand and eye to users identified by self—quantification and the arrival of legions of sensors, algorithms, and robots. Together, how do these distort and deform modern political geographies and produce new territories in their own image?
Benjamin H. Bratton: Book Launch & Presentation of "The Stack"
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
In his book The Stack:
Benjamin H. Bratton is a theorist whose work spans Political Philosophy, Computer Science, Art and Design. He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and Visiting Professor at SCI-Arc. He has two books: The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty