James Bridle: Beyond Human Intelligence The Culture & Technology podcast

James Bridle: Beyond Human Intelligence

James Bridle is an artist and author best known for their groundbreaking work on technology, ecology, and more-than-human intelligence. In this conversation, James and Severin discuss AI and other ways of knowing and seeing the world.

The Culture & Technology podcast 019 | March 18, 2024

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In this conversation, James Bridle and host Severin Matusek discuss the philosophical and societal implications of AI, touching on questions such as:

What is intelligence?
What makes it artificial?
And how is our understanding of intelligence connected to the way we relate to our environment?



James Bridle is a writer, artist and technologist. Their artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. They are the author of 'New Dark Age' (2018) and 'Ways of Being' (2022). Their work can be found at http://jamesbridle.com.


Severin Matusek is a cultural theorist and founder of co—matter, a creative studio exploring the cultural and societal impact of new technologies.


  • Ways of Being, a book about AI, non-human intelligence, ecology, biological computing, more-than-human relations, and much else.
  • New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future was published by Verso in the UK in June 2018, and the US in July. It can be also be ordered from Amazon (UK/US/DE) and all good bookstores. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages.


The Culture & Technology Podcast is a long-form interview podcast produced by the Vienna Business Agency @wirtschaftsagentur_wien that aims to establish a long-term perspective on the ways emerging technologies impact cultural production.

Editorial Team (in alphabetical order): Carina Dala, Kesia Inkersole, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Theresa Reimann-Dubbers, Heinz Wolf

Theme Music by Hell Mutang.

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Last updated: May 14, 2024 ■ 17:35pm