James Bridle

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James Bridle is a British writer, artist, publisher and technologist currently based in Athens, Greece. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network.

His work has been shown in solo shows in the UK, US, and Germany, in group shows worldwide, and commissioned by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Southbank Centre, the Photographer’s Gallery, Artangel, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Oslo Architecture Triennale and Guimaraes 2012 European City of Culture (Full list of exhibitions).

He received an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2013, and in 2014 he was awarded the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Graphics Award at the Design Museum Designs of the Year, and shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize. He has 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.
In 2011, he coined the term “New Aesthetic”, and his ongoing research around this subject has been featured and discussed worldwide.

As a journalist and essayist he has written for the Guardian, the White Review, Frieze, WIRED, ICON, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Stateman and many other publications, and between 2011 and 2015 wrote a regular column for the Observer newspaper on publishing and technology (List of writing).

James is a regular speaker at museums, conferences and symposia worldwide, including academic summits and public events such as the Global Art Forum, Re:Publica, Paris Photo, SXSW, dConstruct, LIFT, Web Directions, NEXT Berlin and TED (List of talks with video and audio).

A full portfolio is available online.

James is also a member of the the Really Interesting Group, a speculative design partnership based in East London.

Previously he worked with Apt on projects including Granta.com and Enhanced Editions. Before that, he worked in the publishing industry, in editorial, production, marketing and publicity.

James has a Master’s degree from University College London in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, specialising in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence.

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Biography

Short version:

James Bridle is a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece. His work can be found at http://booktwo.org/.

Longer version: (100 words)

James Bridle is a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece. His artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Observer and many others, in print and online. He lectures regularly at conferences, universities, and other events. His formulation of the New Aesthetic research project has spurred debate and creative work across multiple disciplines. His work can be found at http://booktwo.org.

Long version: (200 words)

James Bridle is a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece. His artworks and installations have been exhibited in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and have been viewed by hundreds of thousands 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. His formulation of the New Aesthetic research project has spurred debate and creative work across multiple disciplines, and continues to inspire critical and artistic responses. 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. His work can be found at http://booktwo.org.

Headshots

Photos of James for exhibition and conference material can be downloaded here (Zip file).

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