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

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

a contiguous expanse
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a contiguous expanse

a sweeping uninterrupted view captures the surrounds of a periphery … the slow circular movement… clockwise / anticlockwise – forwards / backwards . a revolution is stretched by the interruption of the “interplay of directed actions” … a transformation or a compression of movement / the panorama extends our field of vision in the hope of revealing a wider truth but the lateral … Continue reading

The quietus of the object and the dexterity of 360º vision.
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The quietus of the object and the dexterity of 360º vision.

[image] Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, ca. 1826. View from the Window at Le Gras [Direct positive image on bitumen coated pewter plate 19.685 x 16.51 cm]. Austin TX, USA: Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center. The subject of cameras and surveillance is widely written and commented on both in academic circles and in popular culture. It’s a duopoly … Continue reading