James Bridle will be in residence at Lighthouse this Spring, as part of Happenstance. Photo by Ivo Näpfli, taken at at Lift12.
James Bridle will be in residence at Lighthouse this Spring, as part of Happenstance. Photo by Ivo Näpfli, taken at at Lift12.

MONTHLY TALK – JAMES BRIDLE


THURSDAY 03 MAY 2012
BRIGHTON


TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH


Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world’s greatest artists, thinkers and doers. During May 2012 James Bridle was our creative technologist in residence, he was also our May speaker.

James Bridle is a writer, publisher and technologist, and is becoming a major voice within digital culture. He is currently creative technologist in residence at Lighthouse, as part of the Happenstance project which puts technologists in deep immersion residencies in arts organisations.

James is a partner at the Really Interesting Group, a design partnership based in East London, who build things that connect the web and the world, such as the recently released HistoryTag, which records the histories of objects as they move through the world.

James also creates his own projects, such as A Ship Adrift, commissioned by Artangel for their A Room for London project. A Ship Adrift is a part-boat, part-spambot, whose fictive online travels are powered by real weather conditions atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

He writes for publications such as Wired, ICON and The Observer, where he publishes a regular column. Many of his texts are online at his own site, Booktwo.org.

James is a regular speaker at technology and design conferences, such as South by South West in Austin, dConstruct in Brighton, and Lift in Geneva, where this year he gave a fantastic talk about telling stories with robots, and the now much discussed New Aesthetic.

At this talk, James introduced his work, and his thoughts on networks, architecture and digital behaviour.

Here’s a video of his talk at Lighthouse:

View photos from the talk on our flickr page

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