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

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

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

timeline of 2oth c. art and new media
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timeline of 2oth c. art and new media

[click on the image to expand] http://www.ramakarl.com/website/ Rama Hoetzlein is an interactive media artist and computer scientist working in the areas of knowledge engineering and behavioral systems. I seek to develop the theoretical foundations of new media arts, and to explore the design, limitations, and capabilities of intelligent systems. My goal is to enable convergence … Continue reading

Manual Override
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Manual Override

By Evan Calder Williams, thenewinquiry.com View Original March 21st, 2016 The history of sabotage is the history of capitalism unmaking itself And if linesmen make connections, can’t you make dis-connections? —Guy Bowman to telephone company workers, The Syndicalist, 1913 “In extending productivity measures to the person as a whole, whereby the self becomes a site of work … Continue reading