Benjamin Bratton: 'Geobiopolitics and Planetary-Scale Computation: Sensors, Abstractors, Governors'

Saturday 28 February

14:00 - 15:30

Paradiso, Main Hall

Benjamin H. Bratton

Geography, geology and geodesy now converge on computational platforms to form interlocking information infrastructures. These infrastructures sense biochemical reserves, abstract their measure and status, and in turn provide a recursive medium for their governance. A panoptic eco-epistemology is created that could re-situate computational technology closer to its origins, suggest alternative geo-engineering projects, or inaugurate a new sovereignty of sensation. It’s a smart grid eating its own tail…


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