Read articles on photography's increasingly automated, networked life.

By analysing the use of noise, probability and randomness in generative AI, Sonia Bernac and Jeremy Keenan question what the emergent aesthetics of diffusion models really are, and whether it’s possible to move away from a visual output that is only determined by probability. 
An introduction to signal theory, explaining key mathematical concepts such as ‘representation’ and ‘groups’. Max Ardito takes a technical approach to look at the constructions that produce digital images. In doing so, he asks: how does digital media age, and what influences its aging?
A reflection into the work of Design Beku, a mesh network in Southern India, which reimagines the idea of data governance through methodologies of ethical care.
Jessica Wilson and Arieh Frosh discuss Jessica's computer generated animation "Perfectly Clear". Focusing on how the artist relates to processes and software in animation, they discuss intention and legibility across our screen-based interactions.
Mónica Alcázar-Duarte reflects on how abundance in indigenous culture is in contrast with ideas of aspiration and eternal growth.
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.
Su Myat explores the role of organisations like Myanmar Witness to consider digital evidence and how activism and photography converge in a networked world.
On the occasion of the project "Apian", Aladin Borioli and the Professor Jennifer Gabrys discuss sensing technologies, the challenges of evidence-making in environmental research and different ways of perceiving the world of sensation.
On 19 September 2021, Mailchimp’s content manager algorithm categorised the Flash Fictions email publication as in conflict with their Acceptable Use Policy. The following conversation between Sam Mercer and artist Shelby Shaw reflects on the flaws of the automated content management black box.
Our video installation for the Photographers’ Gallery Media Wall, "Basic Necessities", documents the vibrant social dynamics []
Joana Moll and Marloes de Valk discuss Joana’s project 4004, commissioned in 2021. Digging into the infrastructures at the heart of today’s digital technology, they discuss the role of art in the transition to a less polluting society.
Tamiko Thiel talks with curator Prof. Sarah Cook about deepfakes, identity and user agency across a brief history of participatory networked art projects, political incitement.
Nestor Siré and Marloes de Valk discuss Nestor’s artistic practice and how he has engaged with the development of alternative networks that arose in Cuba, from book rental shops to El Paquete Semanal and SNET, the Wi-Fi mesh network run by gamers.
This is part two of a conversation between Nestor Siré and Marloes de Valk.
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