The New Aesthetic is an ongoing research project by James Bridle.


Since May 2011 I have been collecting material which points towards new ways of seeing the world, an echo of the society, technology, politics and people that co-produce them.

The New Aesthetic is not a movement, it is not a thing which can be done. It is a series of artefacts of the heterogeneous network, which recognises differences, the gaps in our distant but overlapping realities.


It began here: www.riglondon.com/blog/2011/05/06/the-new-aesthetic/

Here is a talk (video) about the visual aspects of the New Aesthetic (here is a transcript).

Here is another talk (video) about the New Aesthetic, concerning literature, sexuality, and collaborating with the network.

Reports of a panel on the New Aesthetic at SXSW.

Here is an essay about the New Aesthetic and its politics.


For more information, contact James Bridle.