As the British general election draws closer, an exhibition at the V&A looks at the role of art, architecture and design in public life
There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure
The artist and technologist's latest work is a digital tour of the secret spaces that make up the British asylum and immigration system
The vast sheds of online retail are so complex that only robots can navigate them. But in this digitalised world, human workers too are increasingly being treated as machines, says James Bridle
Artist Jacqueline Poncelet has covered a monolithic substation in glossy, colourful patterns that reflect the history of the local area.
The ubiquitous presence of the camera phone today means no event, whether mundane or spectacular, escapes public attention, says James Bridle
Data centres are the vast storehouses of all our digital traffic, yet security concerns dictate that they remain anonymous: featureless boxes unmarked by corporate logos and hidden in the landscape.