artists projects

The World Imagining Game invites you to play through the lifecycle of new virtual worlds from creation to culmination.
A·kin is a project by Aarati Akkapeddi exploring human and non human categorisation of photographic archives.
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.
TPG
2023-08
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.
TPG
2023-08
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."
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 …
A pack of 3D assets for The Sims 4 by Ebonix
Rosa Menkman asks 'what kind of accuracy will be necessary and what software or hardware will render the image?'
TPG
2023-06
Nephogram is a free app that calculates how many grams of CO2 are emitted by the photos we share on social media.
These photos have been manipulated in a process of selectively re-imagining male-coded parts in the artist's appearance within the images using a commonly available out-painting text-to-image AI tool.
Sofia Crespo and Anna Ridler unpick technologies and how they are created, and this process of building the dataset starts to think through some of the implications inherent in even analogue …
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.
Shadow Growth explores how counter-visualisation techniques can be used to contest the pervasive images that promote an ideology of economic growth, while simultaneously obscuring its ecosystem harms.
TPG
2021-10
Careful Networks is a project that follows the principles of coding to care and coding carefully from the Distributed Web of Care initiative.
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.
4004 creates a link between the explosion of techno-capitalism, the acceleration of climate change and resulting decline of essential ecosystems.
Alan Warburton - FGBFAQ 2020 https://alanwarburton.co.uk/rgbfaq Synthetic data is increasingly sought after as a ’clean’ alternative to real world data sets, which are often biased, unethically …
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.
Go Fake Yourself! uses deepfake artificial intelligence technology to animate single photos of faces with facial expressions and body language "borrowed" from driving videos of public figures.
TPG
2020-09
Screen Time is a community clock project by Helmut Smits in collaboration with V2_Lab for the Unstable Media. Designed to connect strangers through their mobile backgrounds.
Javier Lloret Pardo - Annotators View Image Annotators constitute the hidden labour of AI vision. The current ubiquitous techniques of image classification, segmentation and scene description …
TPG
2020-09
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I proposed what would become Lacework in the Summer of 2019. In my proposal, I describe a cycle of videos curated from MIT's 'Moments In Time' dataset, each then slowed down, interpolated, and upscaled immensely into imagined detail, one flowing into another like a river...
I write this from my small New York apartment in my fourth month of isolation. The pandemic has required each of us to slow down and do less, and I keep thinking of a childhood friend who once told me, “We’re human beings, not human doings”. Even as a teenager, I knew this was an important paradigm shift: it meant that we could rethink how we …
Lacework is a new work by Everest Pipkin that uses artificial neural networks to reinscribe the videos of MIT’s Moments in Time Dataset.
evaandfrancomattes  Very excited to announce that we just released to public domain the hires image of our sculpture ‘Ceiling Cat’, through @wikipedia.  We made an agreement with @sfmoma - who …
This article weaves a thread between two commissions, historically through Virginia Woolf, technologically by computational juxtaposition, as well as poetically in the viewer’s experience through a speculative remix.
A speculative remix that confronts Epic Kitchens, a dataset of first-person cooking videos, with quotations from literature written during or about prior pandemics such as the bubonic plague and the global influenza pandemic of 1918-19.
This article is an overview of the projects 'Epic Handwashing in a Time of Lost Narratives' and 'A Kitchen of One's Own' weaving a thread between the technical and the conceptual: the projects are linked historically by the writing and arguments put forth by Virginia Woolf, technologically by computational juxtapositions of text and image, as well …
Philipp Schmitt's 'Declassifier' uses a computer vision algorithm trained on COCO, an image dataset developed by Microsoft in 2014.
The idea for Workers’ Forum developed from Takala’s experience as a micro-tasker in the United States, working for a service where users pay to have a pretend girlfriend or boyfriend texting …
The face of your voice 3D, from the verbal to the physiognomic Contemporary life seems to be an endless game of data quantification, moving across different cultural domains. The former is an …
the critical dictionary of southeast asia (cdosea), begins with a question: what constitutes the unity of southeast asia — a region never unified by language, religion or political power?cdosea …
“After Dark” brought people together from all over the world to experience the forbidden pleasure of sneaking around Tate Britain, one of the world’s best-known art galleries, late at night. The live …
PALM is an ongoing project, initiated during the founding year of U5 more than ten years ago. When the members of U5 started their collaborative work a camera was installed in their basement studio. …
The Future Is Here!, the title of Mimi Onuoha’s video project reflecting the human side of crowdsourced image labelling, is spot on. The stories I have been told by crowd workers from across the globe doing this work full-time indeed often have an eerily Gibsonian ring to them. Especially the stories from Venezuela.
Simon Weckert - Google Maps Hacks Performance & Installation, 2020 “ 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this …
The Next Biennial Should be Curated by a Machine is an inquiry into the relationship between curating and artificial intelligence, and a possibility of developing an experimental system capable of …
Egor Tsvetkov - Your Face Is Big Data The next time you ride the subway in St. Petersburg, watch out for 21-year-old photographer Egor Tsvetkov. He recently unveiled a new project called “YOUR FACE …
In Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s artwork ‘How do you see me?’, commissioned for the Data/Set/Match programme at The Photographers’ Gallery, the artist explores how machines see us. A question that has been carefully slipping through several areas of production and research during the past couple of decades. At the same time an essential need has also …
TPG
2019-11
Computer vision relies on algorithms to make sense of the world. Unseen Portraits investigates what face recognition algorithms consider to be a human face. We…
Three New Cameras Camera Restricta - Philipp Schmitt, 2015 Camera Restricta is a speculative design of a new kind of camera. It locates itself via GPS and searches online for photos that have been …
Buttons, Sascha Pohflepp 2006/2010 Between Blinks & Buttons is a twofold thesis project about the camera as a networked object. Through making their photos public on the Internet, individuals …
68 Likes, 1 Comments - Victor Wang (王宗孚) (@viktorwang) on Instagram: “Artist Trevor Paglen’s installation ‘From Apple to Kleptomaniac’ (2019) and Haroon Mirza’s…”
i will tell you everything Manetta Berends, 2015 training set = “contemporary encyclopaedia” In the process of making an encyclopaedia, categories are decided on wherein various objects …
Light Pattern (Daniel Temkin, 2014) is a programming language where one communicates with the computer through photographs instead of text. Light Pattern, like other programming languages, is a list …
VFRAME Adam Harvey A collection of open-source computer vision software tools designed specifically for human rights investigations that rely on large datasets of visual media. Specifically VFRAME is …
Layers of Abstraction: A Pixel at the Heart of Identity Shinji Toya and Murad Khan, 2019 This project centres around a critical examination of the limits of categorisation in machine learning …
TPG
2019-04
Aarati Akkapeddi Encoding An experiment in the aesthetic deconstruction of identity through the visual interpretation/abstraction of biometric data pulled from family photographs as an exploration of …
ImageNet Roulette (Trevor Paglen, 2019) uses a neural network trained on the “people” categories from the ImageNet dataset to classify pictures of people. It’s meant to be a peek into how artificial …
Mushy from Everest Pipkin is a free asset pack of 824 neural network-generated isometric tiles residing in the creative commons. The sets ave been trained on; plants, building materials, flooring, …
Gretchen Andrew has ensured that her images will top the Google image search results for “Frieze Los Angeles.”
For the past six years Heather Dewey-Hagborg has been researching, writing and producing artwork engaging the methodology of ‘forensic DNA phenotyping’. In this essay, she explores a different aspect of this technology and questions: is forensic DNA phenotyping a photographic process?
Robot readable world Timo Arnall, 2012 How do robots see the world? How do they gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us? This is an experiment in found machine-vision footage, …
Explore Airbnb listings through algorithmically generated collages.
TPG Digital Curator Katrina Sluis interviews the pioneering artist Wendy McMurdo about the trajectory of her work since the 1990s and how debates around photography and digital culture have shifted.
By  Akihiko Taniguchi  Taniguchi created a web application for iPhone that allows you to take pictures without using the phone’s built-in camera. Instead the photo is a result of the user’s current …
"People are now more acutely aware of the way in which ideas can transform and mutate through the (inter)net, and have their own “life”, so to speak. I personally think of the internet itself as a complex entity, like a living organism, expanding and contracting. Its territories are as far-reaching as they are controlled".
Maria Rosario Montero and Morehshin Allahyari discuss digital colonialism as a core concept in Allahyari's work as well as the agency of feminist and activist practices using 3D scanning, 3D printing and storytelling.
Mike Tyka, Dreams of Imaginary People, 2017 (constantly morphing hypnotic GAN portraits) http://www.miketyka.com/projects/dreams/
The second part of the interview between Sebastian Schmieg and Nicolas Malevé. Schmieg reflects on his project 'Search by Image' and further discusses machine learning and intelligence as well the politics of image annotation.
mario-klingemann: ChainGAN portrait series by Mario Klingemann
SITUATION #76: LaTurbo Avedon, Spring Diary, 2017 8 May – 14 May 2017 Fotomuseum Winterthur More by LaTurbo Avedon: turboavedon.com http://situations.fotomus...
prostheticknowledge: Computed Curation Project by Philipp Schmitt creates a book of photography curated and annotated using Machine Learning: Computed Curation is a photobook created by a computer. …
Kaitlin Schaer, Drone Photogrammetry, 2017 Freestyle drone flying and racing is a growing sport and hobby. Combining aspects of more traditional RC aircraft hobbies, videography, DIY electronics and …
prostheticknowledge: She Who Sees the Unknown, Ya’jooj Majooj Artist Moreshin Allahyari who works with 3D scanning and printing and Iranian heritage discusses a work that was born from the recent US …
This is "Tabita Rezaire, AFRO CYBER RESISTANCE, 2014" by Goodman Gallery on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Information asymmetry is power asymmetry. If “data is the new oil” in the 21st Century, then internet users are the raw earth from which this oil is extracted; a commodity to be exploited for the benefit of the oil barons. In this, there is at least some equity amongst users around the world: the parity of the powerless. Except that isn’t accurate …
When does the human need to leave the image? And what takes his/her place? How can one attempt to image a life severed by representation, and who has the ethical right to attempt such an aberrant, aniconic distortion?
Nicolas Malevé interviews the artist Sebastian Schmieg on image annotation, immaterial labour and his TPG commission 'Decision Space'.
These (in)security cameras are all around us. In our streets, shops, buses, restaurants, homes. []
prostheticknowledge: Realtime Neuratorial Art Artist Memo Atken has been exploring methods to generate neural network images in realtime. It started with his #Learningtosee project, with a ‘blank’ …
"Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives.…
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez - snowden.ppt, 2017 Machine Learning style transfer used to create portraits of Snowden in the styles of the leaked NSA powerpoint slides. The leaked presentations also …
TPG
2017-03
Backdoored.io is an art piece by Nye Thompson involving the collection and exploration of images found in public search engine results from unsecured surveillance cameras, in an attempt to …
Ben Grosser - Textbook Textbook is a web browser extension that removes images from the Facebook interface. Whether it’s a linked article preview photo, a friend’s profile selfie, or a “love” …
Yvette Shen - Seven Days in Beijing  Beijing, the capital of China, is known for its rich culture and long history. In recent years, it has also been recognized by the world for its dire air …
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Delivery for Mr. Assange, 2013 «Delivery for Mr. Assange» is a 32-hour live mail art piece performed on 16 and 17 January 2013. On 16 January 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik posted a …
Miša Skalskis is a Lithuanian artist, currently based in The Hague and Vilnius. His recent work revolves around exploration of vision without image and hearing without sound. Skalskis explores …
@lilianafarber‘s work questions the hierarchy of knowledge and the consumption of data. By exploring the complex relationships between pieces of information and their relation to personal and …
RANDOM READINGS, through visual telecommunication systems. by Cesar Escudero Andaluz Random Readings is a series of video-images analysed by a computer application. The application works by detecting …
Soldier Shooting a project by Esteban Ottaso A storify which relates the photographic shooting to the military profession, and considers the act of self-portraiture as a kind of ritual; necessary for …
by Trevor Paglen “The more images Facebook and Google’s AI systems ingest, the more accurate they become, and the more influence they have on everyday life. The trillions of images we’ve been trained …
Moth Generator by Everest Pipkin and Loren Schmidt is a twitter bot that invent new species of moth every four hours. At the time of posting there are 7999 generated slides of moths, all presented …
‘Topological Visualisation of a Convolutional Neural Network’  by Terence Broad The aim of this project was to apply some of the techniques used to data visualisation techniques used to visualise …
A net-based work created entirely by algorithms that have been automatically collecting images of six surveillance cameras placed on the US/Mexico Border from 2011 until 2014.
“The idea is about making faces communicate with each other,” he says. He designed the software to recognize facial expressions and their related emotions. While you watch, an algorithm uses the …
Photography of the Internet extends to unprecedented social fields and challenges of social norms for questioning cultural, economic and ethical values of photos circulating within the networks.
TPG
2016-11
Additivism Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke The 3D Additivist Manifesto + forthcoming Cookbook call for you to accelerate the 3D printer and other technologies to their absolute limits and …
1.  [ TEXT TO SPEECH ] 2.  [  SPEECH TO LASER ] 3.  [ GESTURE TO STROBE ] source:  http://marijabozinovskajones.com/techsent/
#deepdream is appealing because it gives us access to machine pareidolia, an area of great artistic interest before Google got involved – see Henry Cooke‘s experiments with faces-in-the-cloud and …
The web project ‘Photo of the Day (PhD)’ is a series of works paraphrasing a photo report series of the same title published on Hungary Matters, an online media channel of the Hungarian Public …
TPG
2016-10
Decision Space by Sebastian Schmieg Decision Space by Berlin-based artist @sebastianschmieg takes a closer look at how machine vision datasets are created: developed on the website of The …
The mirror avoids faces. One can look at his/her face in the mirror only with a nonface.  A work by the  Shinseungback Kimyonghun artist group
Invisible is a protection against new forms of biological surveillance. A 2014 project where the bioartist, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, created a kit for our protection against threats to privacy. 
In October at the Tate Liverpool will be presented the project by Cécile B. Evans. A multidimensional work that analyzes robotics and artificial intelligence
TPG
2016-09
An inventory of physical locations whose legal, political or social statuses are invisible to a casual observer. A work by Sam Lavigne http://antiboredom.github.io/streetviews/
laaaaaaandsat: Path 101, Row 67 2016-08-30 at 00:51:24 GMT http://ift.tt/2c1oLZh A feed of the Landsat programme: the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of satellite images By …
TPG
2016-08
This artwork is composed of over fifteen million mug-shots of people arrested in the U.S. It obfuscated the criminal records of mug-shot websites by cloning them and shuffling their data. A …