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

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

STEM vs STEAM
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STEM vs STEAM

[image] photo credit: Charles Nègre, La tailleur de pierre, salt print from a collodion on glass negative, summer 1853 courtesy of Hans P. Kraus, Jr. | New York. Retrieved from http://stemtosteam.org/case-studies/ A fascinating conversation on Radio NZ between Noelle McCarthy and Professor Bruce Sheridan around creativity, generating ideas, improvisation, education, failure and a lot more… the ideas around ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering and maths) vs … Continue reading