Eyebeam Artists One-on-One: James Bridle and Ingrid Burrington

Event Type: 
talks
Start Date: 
20 May 2014
Hours: 
Doors open 6PM, starts 6:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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This is a series of conversations between Eyebeam residents and fellows exploring how art and new tools can interrogate one another but also converge in creative exploration. 

The first in this series features James Bridle and Ingrid Burrington, discussing "The Black Chamber". As technology advances and becomes increasingly networked and integrated with our daily lives, it tends towards a greater invisibility, a seamlessness and an unreadability. From the Cipher Bureau to Room 641A, from the datacenter to the iPhone, from the drone command module to the shipping container, the black boxes of the network litter the contemporary landscape. Unable to see inside them, we construct fantasies about their use, develop new ways of thinking about them, and attempt to probe them through techniques legal, technical, and magical. Eyebeam Residents Ingrid Burrington and James Bridle will explore the aesthetic and imaginative space of the black box, and outline some of their own practices for approaching them.

Other Talks in this Series:

Tuesday, May 27: Eyebeam Alumni Chris Woebken + Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Tuesday, June 3: Eyebeam Alumna Laurel Ptak + McKenzie Wark