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James Bridle | Keynote Speaker

Artist, Writer, Journalist, and Technologist

James Bridle


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James Bridle I Keynote Speaker

Working across technologies and disciplines, James Bridle examines technology, knowledge and the end of the future.

James Bridle is an artist and writer working across technologies and disciplines. His artworks and installations have been exhibited in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors online. He has been commissioned by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Barbican, Artangel, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and been honoured by Ars Electronica, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Design Museum, London.

His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Frieze, Wired, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, and many others, in print and online, and he has written a regular column for the Observer. "New Dark Age", his book about technology, knowledge, and the end of the future,was published by Verso (UK & US) in 2018.

He lectures regularly on radio, at conferences, universities, and other events, including SXSW, Lift, the Global Art Forum, Re:Publica and TED. He was been a resident at Lighthouse, Brighton, the White Building, London, and Eyebeam, New York, and an Adjunct Professor on the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University.

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James Bridle

James Bridle is an award-winning artist, writer journalist and technologist whose artworks have been exhibited all around the world- including The V&A, Barbican, Design Museum, Japan Media Arts Festival, Oslo Architecture Triennale et al.
His highly acclaimed book “New Dark Age” and 4-part Radio programme “New Ways of Seeing” tackle the dark side of technology and AI systems, the impact of algorithms and technology on children, the all-seeing digital eye and the future of technology.
James is a TEDster and regularly speaks at conferences across the globe boldly urging us to raise our awareness of how, who and what technology/algorithms we ingest and allow our children to consume.