James Bridle Special Lecture
“Ways of thinking, ways of being”

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The Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts is pleased to announce a special lecture by London-based artist and writer James Bridle as part of the “Introduction to Arts and Culture in the Age of Globalization” class. Anyone is welcome, so if you would like to attend, please register at the following URL.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Time: 17:00-18:30 (JST)
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Lecturer:James Bridle
Moderator: Yuko Hasegawa (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts; Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K-3k9NlPR-uEVwQyi_B3fg
(Free of charge, Reservations required, Simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation available)

Abstract of Lecture:
Contemporary modes of thinking are defined by contemporary modes of computation: the way we see and understand the world is shaped and coloured by the technologies we use every day. The result is a broadening of our vision, and an exponential increase in the amount of information available to us, but also a concentration of power in fewer hands, and a narrowing of the methods we have to understand the world. In this lecture, James Bridle explores artificial and non-human intelligence, technological ecology, more-than-human relationships, and ways we might re-integrate ourselves with the World.

James Bridle is a writer and artist working across technologies and disciplines. 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 Observer. 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 http://jamesbridle.com.