Cultural theorist Benjamin Bratton speaks about Bruce Sterling’s Novel of Turin with the science fiction writer. They discuss the cross-fertilization of ideas between industrial design and science fiction, and the role of risk models as an infrastructural form of speculation. Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist and critic.
Sterling’s books include: The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier and The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things. His latest book is entitled Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next 50 Years. Benjamin Bratton is a theorist whose work spans Philosophy, Art and Design.
He is Visiting Faculty at SCI-Arc, Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California, San Diego, and Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
His research is situated at the intersections of political & social theory, emerging computational media & infrastructure, and interdisciplinary design methodologies. His recent book, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, was published in 2016 by MIT Press.
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