At a time when fears about global surveillance, artificial intelligence and algorithmic bias have become increasingly acute, artist and writer James Bridle asks critical questions about our relationship with technology and the invisible flow of data that surrounds us. In his work, Bridle suggests that instead of regarding AI as a master, we should see it as a teacher and a guide to the other, natural, but largely unrecognised intelligences which also surround us. He pursues this theme in his film, Se ti Sabir (2019) and investigates the convoluted histories of digitally tracked bird migrations in the hand-written text, Abdf (2018).
James Bridle (born 1980, London) lives and works in Athens, Greece. Bridle studied at University College London.