James BRIDLE

  • Born 1980 in London, UK
  • Based in Athens, Greece
  • Photo: Jonathan Cherry

Specializing in fields such as cognitive science and artificial intelligence, James Bridle is an artist and a technologist whose interests lie in cutting edge science and technology. He is also a theorist and journalist, appearing in Wired, Domus, and more. His work, however, shies away from over-enthusiastic promotion of new technologies, instead sounding the alarm on the risks inherent within technology itself. With demonstrations such as his “trapping” of a self-driving car using ideas inspired from ancient myths and supernatural rituals, he references the history of science and technology while revealing the limits of any knowledge divorced from context. He published his first book, New Dark Age, in 2018, and was named as one of Wired’s “100 Most Influential People in Europe” in 2015.

Selected Works & Awards

2018
New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future, New York: Verso books
2013
Ars Electronica 2013, Linz, Austria, Honorary Mention
2013
17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Art Division, Excellence Award
  • Drone Shadow 002, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey