James Bridle’s work explores the implications of technological acceleration and opacity for everyday life. His project Citizen Ex examined what your citizenship might look like if it was determined by your online behaviour rather than your passport. Are digital citizens more free or more restricted? Who decides who gets to go where, and how? Information flows at the speed of light around the globe, but people are still subject to the restrictions and violence of borders. Can the ideas of digital identity be applied to the postnational, postgeographical age we are entering into?
In his talk, Bridle will discuss the implications of algorithmic citizenship, deterritorialised nations and digital governments.
More information can be found on: http://news.neme.org/1831/james-bridle-unbuilding-citizenship