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

Twitter feeds and glass castles
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Twitter feeds and glass castles

Twitter feeds are not normally subjected to artistic and/or aesthetic citique but when that feed belongs to one of the most scrutinised females in the western world, it is no surprise that a deeper psychological anlaysis of how individuals view the world around them and how our choices of what we post and share not … 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

“I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance”
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“I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance”

Here’s a fascinating post from Art Blart (aka: Dr. Marcus Bunyan). Its an archival project from the The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) who are currently running an exhibition on the runaway slave Sojourner Truth, who was an abolitionist, feminist, and orator during the 1800’s and the American Civil War. It not … Continue reading

Rebels
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Rebels

His Excellency Francisco da Costa Gomes, ComTE, GOA (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ ˈɡomɨʃ]; 30 June 1914, in Chaves – 31 July 2001, in Lisbon, Lapa) was a Portuguese military officer and politician, the 15th President of the Portuguese Republic (the second after the Carnation Revolution). [source: wikepedia and DuckDuckGo image search] For most of us in … Continue reading

Did Arne Svenson go too far? MCA Denver show explores his photos
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Did Arne Svenson go too far? MCA Denver show explores his photos

[IMAGE] Arne Svenson, “Nighbors #5” is part of “The Neighbors” exhibit at the MCA Denver. Image provided by the MCA Denver. The MCA Denver’s current exhibit, “The Neighbors,” presents photos the artist took of his neighbors without permission By Ray Mark Rinaldi Denver Post Fine Arts Critic POSTED:   03/04/2016 02:45:58 PM MST16 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   … 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