New Ways of Seeing by James Bridle for BBC Radio4

How is technology changing the way we see? The artist James Bridle reimagines one of art and design’s most influential books, John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, for the digital age and reveals the internet’s hidden infrastructure.

The way we see things is affected by what we know, or what we believe” – John Berger. In 1972, Berger’s seminal TV series and book changed perceptions of art and set out to reveal the language of images.

Of course, that was before the internet, smartphones, and social media took hold.

How do we see the world around us now? And, who are the artists urging us to look more closely?

James Bridle writes about the development of technology on our lives. His work has been exhibited all over the world and his TED talk has had over 7 million views (across both TED and Youtube). Written and narrated by James Bridle, this 4-part series updates Berger’s Ways of Seeing, inviting contemporary artists to explore how the technology we use every day has transformed the ways in which we see and are seen.

You can listen to the podcast on BBC’s website.

Deborah Rey-Burns