Benjamin Bratton is the Director of the Antikythera program at Berggruen Institute. He is a Professor of Philosophy of Technology and Speculative Design at the University of California, San Diego. His research spans the philosophy of technology, social and political theory, computational media & infrastructure, and speculative design. He is the author of several books including The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2016), The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World (Verso, 2021), The Terraforming (Strelka Press, 2019), and Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution (e-flux/Sternberg Press, 2015). He Visiting Professor at the European Graduate School, New York University-Shanghai, and SCI_Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture) and previously directed several think tanks at the Strelka Institute. His current book project develops a new philosophy of the “artificial” in relation to climate change, planetary science, synthetic intelligence, and the prospects of viable planetary futures.