Josh Berson

I ask questions about how human beings get on in the world — how we form relationships with other living things, how our bodies are shaped by where we live and what we do.

I take a deep-time perspective, emphasizing continuity and change over periods of ten to ten thousand generations.

Consulting: I favor projects that respond in some fashion to the question, What does a person, or a community, really need in order to flourish? If you’d like to work with me, drop me a line.


Since 2013 I’ve been visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

From 2014 through 2016 I led the remote sensing of mood strand of the Wellcome-funded research initiative Hubbub.

Computable Bodies won the 2016 PROSE Award in Language and Linguistics.

I experiment with audio-driven procedural video and recorded ambient sound.

Berlin is home, but I spend a lot of time living out of a knapsack.