SITUATION #116: Benjamin H. Bratton, from The Stack, 2015



"Planetary-scale computation takes different forms at different scales – energy and mineral sourcing and grids; subterranean cloud infrastructure; urban software and public service privatization; massive universal addressing systems; interfaces drawn by the augmentation of the hand, of the eye, or dissolved into objects; users both over-outlined by self-quantification and also exploded by the arrival of legions of sensors, algorithms, and robots. Instead of seeing all of these as a hodgepodge of different species of computing, spinning out on their own at different scales and tempos, we should see them as forming a coherent and interdependent whole."
Quote from Benjamin H. Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015), 4–5.

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Cluster: Infrastructure