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Announcing James Bridle as Inaugural The White Building/Eyebeam Resident
The White Building and Eyebeam are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipient of this first-of-its kind joint residency program is James Bridle. The 5-month residency will begin in mid January of 2014 and run through June of 2014, the first half of the time will be spent at SPACE-run centre, The White Building, London and the second half at Eyebeam, New York.
Bridle’s proposed project sits at the intersection of all five of the areas of the residency call's inquiry. James’s research into the New Aesthetic (a term the artist coined) crosses into many areas of art, society and politics, examining the ways we explain technology to ourselves. In this project, James plans to address the ways in which the New Aesthetic might be considered specifically queer, and what can be learned from that reading of it.
James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist usually based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network. He has written for WIRED, ICON, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic and many other publications, and writes a regular column for the Observer newspaper on publishing and technology. James speaks worldwide at events including SXSW (Austin), dConstruct (Brighton), LIFT (Geneva), Web Directions (Sydney) and NEXT (Berlin).
In 2011, he coined the term “New Aesthetic”, and his ongoing research around this subject has been featured and discussed worldwide. His work, such as the Iraq War Historiography, an encyclopaedia of Wikipedia Changelogs, has been exhibited at galleries in the Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and has been commissioned by organisations such as Artangel, Mu Eindhoven, and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC.
In 2012 he was a Happenstance resident at Lighthouse Gallery, lectured as part of the 4 Thought series on BBC Radio 4, contributed to the Istanbul Design Biennial and Guimaraes 2012 European City of Culture, and was adjunct professor on the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University.