Design | Media Arts Theory - Interfaces, Logistics, TerritoriesApril 25, 2008, 12:30 pm »
Benjamin H. Bratton is a Sociologist and Design Strategist based in Los Angeles. His research, writing, and practical interests include contemporary social theory, the perils and potentials of pervasive computing, architectural theory and provocation, inverse brand theory, software studies, and the rhetorics of exceptional violence. Bratton is also the Director of the Advanced Strategies Group at Yahoo! He is Principal of The Culture Industry, a universal interface design and research consultancy.He teaches design and theory at SCI_Arc and co-directs the Brand Lab at UCLA Design|Media Arts as well as a Founding Fellow of the Center for Software Studies at CAL-IT2 at U.C. San Diego.
Bratton's introduction to the new edition of Paul Virilio's Speed and Politics was recently published by Semiotext(e)/MIT Press. He has published widely, from AD and Volume to BlackBook and 34, and has been an visiting lecturer and critic at Columbia, Pratt, Yale, Architectural Association of London, Penn, USC, UCLA, Art Center College of Design, Brown, and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was co-chair of ambient:interface, the 54th International Aspen Design Conference.
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