Curator Reviews

Hans Ulrich Obrist

James Bridle's Cloud Atlas was one of the first Serpentine Digital Commissions shown in 2016 where he explored the relationship between the climate, data, and what he called “computational thinking.” In his groundbreaking 2018 book New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future, Bridle suggest that the age of Big Data will not bring a better understanding of the world but a reduced perspective dominated by the limits of technology. It is a shuddering, urgent, brilliant warning about our current direction of travel.

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