9.30am – 1pm
Shoreditch Studios, EC2A 3HH
James Bridle is a writer, artist and publisher based in London. His work covers the intersections of technology and culture, with a particular interest in networks and literature. He writes for a range of publications, speaks and exhibits worldwide, and codes things. Clever boy indeed!
Our next #CSsessions is all about whether technology is evil, and taking over our lives in a negative way. In James opinion, it’s neither good nor evil. It is rather the concretisation of human desires and politics, written in code and cables. It shapes every aspect of human experience, from memory to architecture to sport and warfare. Learning to understand these complex systems is the core literacy of the 21st century: learning to read, write, see and articulate them the most important skill we must develop. Without comprehension, technology is a tool wielded only by other people.
James will be talking to us about the ways in which technology changes the way we interact with the world, whether that’s computer vision in sport (HawkEye, for example, in cricket and tennis), automation in warfare (drones and robotics), supply chains, warehousing and labour in ecommerce (Kiva robotics, Amazon, Taskrabbit and Tesco), or online writing and literature. He’ll examine the ways in which these relate, and the outcomes they produce. Mainly how we the way we think about them and choose to resist or work with them affects the shape of the world around us.
If you want to hear more of James’ shithot thoughts on technology in the modern world, grab your bum a seat now:
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