An Artist Stares Back at the Surveillance State
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An Artist Stares Back at the Surveillance State

Here is a nice little interview with Trevor Paglen talking broadly about his work, new ways of seeing, image making and machine vision. “Multimedia artist Trevor Paglen is mapping out the new landscape of digital communications and surveillance. In this wide-ranging interview the photographer, sculptor, geographer and writer talks about how he is learning to … Continue reading

Spectacle, Speculation, Spam
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Spectacle, Speculation, Spam

a conversation between theory and practice (and lots more) by Alan Warburton: “A presentation I made for the Edge of Frame Weekend seminar at The Whitechapel gallery in East London, December 2016. Artists, curators and academics were asked to explore where experimental animation practice sits in relation to independent animation, visual art, histories and institutions. Rather than … Continue reading

Invisible Images
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Invisible Images

(Your Pictures Are Looking at You) http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-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. … Continue reading

Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium
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Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium

“I went from being surrounded by things—dealing with how we name them and how we experience our environment through naming—to the opposite end of the spectrum: starting with nothing, then calling the objects into being.” —Matt Mullican, “Planetarium“ Planetarium: Matt Mullican A digital project, part of And Yet It Moves Matt Mullican was born in 1951 and currently … Continue reading

DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production
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DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production

[image] http://www.nicolasnova.net/pasta-and-vinegar/2015/10/7/new-book-dadabot Nicolas Nova sees dada in big data Published 19 January 2016 by Annick Rivoire Nicolas Nova observes our digital practices as did Claude Lévi-Strauss with his sad tropics. In “Dadabot”, a formidable essay on “creolization” in the digital age, he and Joël Vacheron give an overview of this “new human-machine relationship”. Interview. http://www.makery.info/en/2016/01/19/nicolas-nova-voit-du-dada-dans-la-data/?utm_content=buffer0de02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer Essay … Continue reading

Photography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data
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Photography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data

Photography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data By DAVE GERSHGORN December 23, 2015 :  The New York Times Company “The light passes through a glass sphere instead of a traditional lens, and it is diffracted into a cup of angled sensors. Because the camera knows exactly how light will pass through the sphere, it decodes … Continue reading

the stability of latent images
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the stability of latent images

[image] The stability of latent images, 2015 detail I stared into his eyes, so different without glasses from the huge round eyes of his earlier self. The eyes are narrow behind their contact lenses. Do I trust him? Dare I trust him? He seems a nice old man but he could well be the Hacker …” … Continue reading

Stan VanDerBeek
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Stan VanDerBeek

http://www.stanvanderbeek.com   Beginning in the 1960s, Stan VanDerBeek worked with multiple projections on movable screens. In his live shows with film, video and computer graphics, he created high visual density comparable to the contemporary music video, which he then developed into computer animation. These experiments of high density in collage forms were conducted through image … Continue reading