Josh Berson

Current. The Meat Question is available to preorder.

Anthropologist, novelist, knapsack-dweller.

Author of Computable Bodies (2015), The Meat Question (2019), and The Human Scaffold (2020).

My research program could be called semiokinetic ecology — I look at the patterns of signaling and movement that unfold at the interface between living things and their milieux. In my work I give special attention to scale: the coupling of the intimate (eating, sleeping, moving, sensing) and the evolutionary (sentience, niche exhaustion).

Occasionally I do things with recorded sound.

In 2018–19 I was 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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