Josh Berson

New. The Meat Question is available to preorder.

Essayist, novelist, design scientist, bothy enthusiast.

Author of Computable Bodies (2015), The Meat Question (2019), and Ditch Kit (2020).

In my work I give special attention to scale: the coupling of the intimate (eating, sleeping, moving, sensing) and the evolutionary (sentience, capitalism, niche exhaustion). Current research themes include the technological scaffolding of sensorimotor habits over epochs of 10 to 100,000 years.

Occasionally I conduct experiments in procedural audio and video.

In 2018–19 I am a USC Berggruen Fellow at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. From 2013 through 2017 I was visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

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