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"Ways of Being" – In conversation with James Bridle

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June 16, 2022
How is AI changing the way we interact with other forms of intelligence?

James Bridle is an artist, writer, and technologist based in London and on a Greek island. With a long-standing investigative interest in modern network infrastructure, government transparency, and technological surveillance, he is also passionate about new modes of interaction and engagement inspired by non-human beings. His relentless research into how we can create new technologies that better serve the whole world, not just a few humans, is both fascinating and awe inspiring.

This NEXT–SHOW conversation featuring James Bridle focusses on his latest book “ Ways of Being”. Here Bridle considers the fascinating, uncanny and multiple ways of existing together on planet earth. What can we learn from other forms of intelligence and personality, and how can we develop our societies to live more equitably with one another and the non-human world?

Tune in and learn more about what it means to be intelligent? Is it something unique to mankind - or do we share it with other beings?

About James Bridle:
James Bridle is a writer, artist and technologist. Their artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. Their writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. They are the author of 'New Dark Age' (2018) and 'Ways of Being' (2022), and they wrote and presented "New Ways of Seeing" for BBC Radio 4 in 2019. Their work can be found at https://jamesbridle.com/.

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