What does it mean to be intelligent? Is it something unique to humans - or do we share it with other beings? Writer and artist James Bridle was COOP 2018-2019 lecturer at DAI. Recently they published a striking book: In Ways of Being, Bridle considers the fascinating, uncanny and multiple ways of existing on earth. What can we learn from these other forms of intelligence and personhood, and how can we change our societies to live more equitably with one another and the non-human world? From Greek oracles to octopuses, forests to satellites, Bridle tells a radical new story about ecology, technology and intelligence. We must, they argue, expand our definition of these terms to build a meaningful and free relationship with the non-human, one based on solidarity and cognitive diversity. We have so much to learn, and many worlds to gain.