Dr. Johannes Bruder

Senior Researcher / Co-Head

Johannes works at the intersection of anthropology, STS, and media studies. He studies the history and present of decision-making systems, and how these encode psychological categories, sociological models, artistic practices and speculative designs. His first book “Cognitive Code. Post-Anthropocentric Intelligence and the Infrastructural Brain” (MQUP, 2019) is based on fieldwork in neuroscience laboratories and provides deep insights into the bio-politics of contemporary machine learning. Johannes has a strong interest in experimenting with research methods, knowledge practices, alternative pedagogies and publication formats that unsettle disciplinary paradigms and render research in the humanities operational in real-world contexts. He’s affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology / Milieux – Institute for Art, Culture, Technology at Concordia University Montréal and co-founder of A Walking Contradiction and the D4DisruptingDesign Research Group.