Unthinking Photography is an online resource that explores photography's increasingly automated, networked life.

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Mónica Alcázar-Duarte reflects on how abundance in indigenous culture is in contrast with ideas of aspiration and eternal growth.

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Yung Au considers the term Activism through a retrospective lens, and how it claims to bring possible futures
Srujana Katta considers how Community artefacts as shown through an ephemeral piece of daily life: the screenshot
Dhruv Jani reflects on the term History, using a little-known album of seventeen images from the town of Itihasnagar
Images are the fuel of computer vision. In this text, the sociologists and computer science researchers Miceli Milagros and Tianling Yang, discuss the performativity of ground truth data that are produced in image labeling processes.
Per photo, digital photography is undeniably more eco-friendly than analogue film photography. However, we make orders of magnitude more photos now than in the analogue times. This article discusses the history of digital image formats and their ecological footprint.
Yani Kong and Laura Marks discuss the genre and aesthetics of small file cinema that inspired The Photographers' Gallery "Small File Photo Festival" in 2023.
This article speculates how photography could evolve to face the challenges that the networked image and the environmental emergency has brought forward. It suggests a radical change in the visual cultures developed along with the adoption of a new file format.
On the first day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, a network of people operating DIY satellite ground stations around the world will capture a collective snapshot of the Earth.
Nikki Stevens and and OS Keyes situate FRT as an infrastructural assemblage and focus on the history of four facial recognition datasets
This wiki is a comprehensive encyclopedia of online and offline aesthetics! Made by a community dedicated to the identification, observation, and documentation of visual schemata. This page is for …
Nouf.io is a simulated 3D scanned avatar of the artist Noug Aljowaysir. She exists in a virtual environment that was constructed using her scraped online data points.
Rebecca Uliasz uses the concept of "bad" algorithms to re-render images of power in the form of New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) infrared traffic security cameras.
A visual panorama of... "the invisible matrix of human labor, energy consumption, and resource extraction that underlies digital networks and artificial intelligence."
New critical writing that sheds light on photography’s environmental impact in its various aspects through newly commissioned articles written by international authors
A project by Rosalie Yu that considers coin-operated children’s rides, which arrived in Taiwan in the form of Mickey Mouse and Pikachu characters from colonial powers in relation to labour, ownership …
Machine unlearning is an emergent subfield of machine learning that aims to remove the influence of a specific subset of training examples — the "forget set" — from a trained model
An article by Linda Kronman that "analyses the cybernetic loop between human and machine classification by examining artworks that depict instances of bias when machine vision is classifying humans …
A deep dive into annotation for machine learning, with an increasing focus on emotional content and contexts
Artificial intelligence may make some jobs obsolete but it has given a new life to a group of people who play an unglamorous but critical role in machine learning: first generation women workers in …
This is not the self-driving future we were promised – but it is the one that surveillance and privacy experts have warned about.
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