Benjamin Bratton work spans Philosophy, Art, Design and Computer Science. He is Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California, San Diego, as well as Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School in SaasFee, Switzerland. His most recent books are The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2016) and Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution (e-flux/Sternberg Press, 2015). His research is situated at the intersections of political & social theory, emerging computational media & infrastructure, and interdisciplinary design methodologies. His recent writings and public talks have dealt with a wide range of issues, including the political geography of cloud computing, algorithmic reason in contemporary art, architecture and design, contested sovereignty in network societies, highly-granular universal addressing systems, augmented reality and ubiquitous computing interface design, alternate models of ecological governance, and the geophilosophical challenges of machine intelligences.
Designers are cutting their marks on what will seem like an insane sentient garment, one which lives on and in the surfaces of our future ruins. This clothing combines different kinds of artificial in...