James Bridle is a literary editor, technologist, writer, journalist, and visual artist. He writes for Guardian, Observer, Wired, Frieze, Atlantic, and many other publications.
The young British artist is spearheading a conceptual-art movement- the New Aesthetic -through Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram, as he tries to capture technology's strange effects on society. Vanity Fair A masterful study of all the things approaching out of the future's night. Compelling and essential. - Warren Ellis, author of Normal and Transmetropolitan James Bridle, one of our surest guides, here offers us a widely informed, deeply felt, and occasionally terrifying course on living in and with the enveloping darkness of our time. It's a must-read for anyone who's ever wondered how we might come to terms with technological complexity, and emerge with our humanity intact. - Adam Greenfield, author of Radical Technologies Computation brings humanity more darkness than enlightenment: a goblin horde of digital superstitions, invented and unleashed in just half a century. Yet James Bridle is fearless in our gloomy post-truth predicament; he's a theorist, artist, technical visionary and even a moralist. Has he foreseen the worst? Bruce Sterling, author of Pirate Utopia Technology is not the answer. Nor is it a solution. James Bridle's lucid and fearless writing instead insists on technology as an open question and urgent problem-which nevertheless needs to be confronted in order to think the present and free the future from false algorithmic certainties. - Hito Steyerl, author of Duty Free Art One image that I cannot get out of my head reading James Bridle extraordinary new book is that even as we can access vast tech capabilities we may actually know less and less. - Saskia Sassen, author of Expulsions An Orwell of the computer age. - Kirkus Review