James Bridle

What Does the River Want?

Part of “Spy on Me #4”

Moderation: Katharina Meyer


German simultaneous translation /  English /  approx. 120 mins.

Portrait of James Bridle. Graphically designed canvases are stretched over a wooden construction in the background.

Everything is alive, and everything is intelligent. Just as we are poised to enter a world of super-intelligent machines, we are finally recognising the intelligence and beinghood of animals and plants, to microorganisms and ecosystems. It turns out that there are many ways of doing intelligence, and it's not something which only happens in the head. The author and artist James Bridle returns to HAU and outlines a radical new vision of intelligence, a power that animates every aspect of the world around us, and demands our attention and action − not least when we imagine new smart technologies. 



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    Tue 27.9.2022, 20:00 / HAU1
To the event on HAU4


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