Joseph Fridman
Senior Specialist, Ginkgo Bioworks

Joseph Fridman is a science communicator, researcher, media producer, and educational organizer. He studied cognitive science at Cornell University as a College Scholar, and holds a MS in Media Advocacy and a certificate in business administration from Northeastern University. He’s currently a Senior Communications Specialist at Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, and is a producer and project coordinator at the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab, collaborating with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Dave DeSteno, and the New York Times’ James Ryerson. Previously, he worked at the Belfer Center for Science and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Scholars Strategy Network. He lives outside of Boston with two ragdoll cats and a climate scientist.

Written by Joseph Fridman

Emerging towards 241 18th Street (centre), home to Amazon’s new HQ2 in Crystal City, Virginia. Photo by Dermot Tatlow/Panos Pictures

Essay/
Technology and the self
The problem with prediction

Cognitive scientists and corporations alike see human minds as predictive machines. Right or wrong, they will change how we think

Joseph Fridman