The Chinese Gods in the Data Age
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The Chinese Gods in the Data Age

link.medium.com/ugzP5OU27T Chinese Facial Recognition Will Take over the World in 2019 While many facial recognition software systems appears to be racist and performs more poorly with people of ‘color’, it is claimed that Hikvision’s software can actually spot and follow a person by face, figure/gait and can accurately identify people of all skin tones. US … Continue reading

ProPublica and International Center of Photography Host… — ProPublica
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ProPublica and International Center of Photography Host… — ProPublica

“delete / ignore / delete” ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/propublica-and-international-center-of-photography-host-the-cleaners-film-screening-and-talk-on-social-media-content-moderation cover image : still from “the cleaners” delete / ignore / delete preview retrieved from : http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/the-cleaners#uebersicht Continue reading

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

Alexandre Larose screening
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Alexandre Larose screening

@ The Young Gallery, Wellington, part of the Circuit Symposium Phantom Toplogies September 2016 The work St Bathans repetitions 1/2/16 – 21/3/16 (portraits de Jacques à St Bathans, avec interlude de paysages, sur écran translucide) could be descibed as a series of sketches or studies. These exploratory fragments have come from a recent residency by the experimental Canadian video … Continue reading

Oskar Fischinger Raumlichtkunst (c. 1926/2012)
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Oskar Fischinger Raumlichtkunst (c. 1926/2012)

Images: courtesy Center for Visual Music Three-projector HD reconstruction by the Center for Visual Music 2012 on at the Govett-Brewster Space, light, music: A dizzying 3 screen projection of moving-image works by Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967). Unfortunately, I have been asked to remove the video so you have to take my word for it but the accompanying … Continue reading

davos 2016: privacy and secrecy
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davos 2016: privacy and secrecy

Sorry for the delay on these post. Just cleaning out my drafts folder. Commonality = priveldge information = value which we trade . Sharing of nuggets of information . goverenments engage in surveillance and espionage Should government be allowed to read someones emails? NO (sort of) / Yes (with a caveat) / YES (sometime) / Yes (with … Continue reading