James Bridle: A Quiet Disposition
Featured in Gallery 31, A Quiet Disposition presents five research-based projects by artist, writer, publisher and technologist James Bridle centering around the theme of drones. In these projects, Bridle uses publicly accessible resources to investigate, visualize and bring into public consciousness otherwise unseen information about the worldwide military application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
James Bridle is based in London, UK. His work examines the intersections between literature, technology and culture and is presented in forums both online and offline. He has exhibited his work internationally in the UK, Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, France and China. Recent exhibitions of his work include "Coded Conduct" at Pilar Corrias, London http://www.pilarcorrias.com/exhibitions/coded-conduct/) and the third installation of his Drone Shadow at the Brighton Festival (http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/james-bridle-under-the-shadow-of-the-drone).
In 2011, Bridle coined the term “New Aesthetic”, and his ongoing research around this subject has been featured and discussed worldwide. 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).