Josh Berson

Josh Berson is an anthropologist, novelist, and sound artist. His first book, Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche, won the 2016 PROSE Award in Language and Linguistics. His next book, Meat: From Human Origins to the Crisis of Capitalism, will appear in 2018. Since 2013, Berson has been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. From 2014 through 2016, he led the Remote Sensing of Mood strand at the Wellcome-funded research initiative Hubbub. Berson consults regularly on the design of scalable platforms for the real-time remote sensing of subjective states of being. His current research starts with and takes a deep-time perspective on the question “What does a person, or a community, really need to survive? In order to flourish?”

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