James Bridle @ NeverNeverLand


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.