(Your Pictures Are Looking at You)
By TREVOR PAGLEN
We need to learn how to see a parallel universe composed of activations, keypoints, eigenfaces, feature transforms, classifiers, training sets, and the like. But it’s not just as simple as learning a different vocabulary. Formal concepts contain epistemological assumptions, which in turn have ethical consequences. The theoretical concepts we use to analyze visual culture are profoundly misleading when applied to the machinic landscape, producing distortions, vast blind spots, and wild misinterpretations.
We no longer look at images–images look at us. They no longer simply represent things, but actively intervene in everyday life. We must begin to understand these changes if we are to challenge the exceptional forms of power flowing through the invisible visual culture that we find ourselves enmeshed within.
(Research Image) “Disgust” Custom Hito Steyerl Emotion Training Set
Gestures of coincidence:
Some earlier experiements with facial detection results 1/2 : more happy than disgusted – from the corrupted self series according to microsoft.com/cognitive-services api
Hito Steyerl and me displaying outward emotional expressions of disgust
My level of disgust seems to be far less than Hito’s ability to display displeasure.