Benjamin Bratton

design and geopolitics in the age of planetary-scale computing

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 // 8PM

Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
8888 University Dr, Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6

From National Security Agency surveillance to Jihadist social media and the Sino-Google Wars, computing technologies have morphed into a global infrastructure that is changing not only how governments govern, but also what government is.

Theorist Benjamin Bratton will speak about this “accidental megastructure” of smart grids, cloud computing, mobile software and smart cities, and its effect on government and governance.

Presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit, tickets for Benjamin Bratton are $10.

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Benjamin Bratton
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Faculty