image culture

The Small File Photo Festival is a mini festival and online exhibition encouraging and celebrating small size photography
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2023-12
Bjoern Karmann's context-to-image camera that uses location data and artificial intelligence to visualize a "photo" of a specific place and moment.
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2023-09
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 …
Rosa Menkman asks 'what kind of accuracy will be necessary and what software or hardware will render the image?'
Premise is an app that assigns tasks such as taking photos that users can do to earn money. The data is sold to clients that include the US.
“I'd love to hear @BradSmi explanation on this. I know Microsoft censor for the CCP in China, but this search is from the US.”
MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™, video reenactment technology to animate the faces in still photos and create high-quality, realistic video footage.
June 29th, 2020 It has been brought to our attention [1] that the Tiny Images dataset contains some derogatory terms as categories and offensive images. This was a consequence of the automated data …
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2020-07
PULSE: Self-Supervised Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration of Generative Models Research paper:  https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.03808.pdf Tester:  …
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 …
Transmediale 2020 End to End Exchange #5  Panel discussion Neural Network Cultures  with Tega Brain, Stephanie Dick, Katharine Jarmul, Fabian Offert and Matteo Pasquinelli
Research group Citizen Lab finds WeChat screens overseas users for sensitive content, which it then bars from being received by Chinese accounts; findings are likely to add fuel to concerns in …
"Unquestionably, Instagram’s dominance of photograph- and video-sharing social media, coupled with the expansive transfer of rights that Instagram demands from its users, means that Plaintiff’s …
Smithsonian Open Access Download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D …
To be preoccupied with the aesthetic properties of digital imagery, as are many theorists and critics, is to evade the subordination of the image to a broad field of non-visual operations and …
I met with Kate Crawford and Trevor Paglen on the press preview of their exhibition Training Humans in Milan at Osservatorio Prada. It was the morning of September 11th –not a neutral day to unthink photography and the power operations of vast populations of images. On the contrary, it was the most apt one to seriously consider Crawford and …
An introductory presentation about Data / Set / Match, a year-long programme seeking new ways to present, visualise and interrogate contemporary image datasets. Departing from traditional 19th and …
In 2019 The Photographers' Gallery digital programme launched 'Data / Set / Match', a year-long programme that explores new ways to present, visualise and interrogate contemporary image datasets. This introductory essay presents some key concepts and questions that make the computer vision dataset an object of concern for artists, photographers, …
Using generative adversarial networks (GAN), we can learn how to create realistic-looking fake versions of almost anything, as shown by this collection of sites.
https://mobile.twitter.com/raeBress/status/1169625733750124544 / twitter/showyodiq 
(Can’t) Picture This 2: An Analysis of WeChat’s Realtime Image Filtering in Chats By Jeffrey Knockel and Ruohan Xiong We found that Tencent implements realtime, automatic censorship of chat images on …
We introduce the first visual privacy dataset originating from people who are blind in order to better understand their privacy disclosures and to encourage the development of algorithms that can …
As researchers, we have always wondered: if we scale up the amount of training data 10x, will the accuracy double? https://ai.googleblog.com/2017/07/revisiting-unreasonable-effectiveness.html …
"While the capacity to intervene in the production of urban space or formulate an effective vision of what’s to come has appeared increasingly cut off to the general population, long-term development projects and real-estate schemes continue to dictate city transformation well into the future. And we are increasingly inundated with the …
video documentation of a live desktop performance given at Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Science, attempting to present some of the evolutions and transformations…
We knew we needed to collect a data set that has far more images than we have ever had before, perhaps thousands of times more, and together with Professor Kai Li at Princeton University, we launched …
It’s easy to take for granted that you can send a picture to a friend without worrying about what device, browser, or operating system they’re using, but things weren’t always this way. By the early …
Let’s play  Name That Dataset!!! https://people.csail.mit.edu/torralba/research/bias/
R/Place, reddit users, 2017 https://draemm.li/various/place-atlas/ https://www.reddit.com/r/place https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/66bwda/rplace_has_been_archived/ Similar to the Million …
A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum by John Mahoney This is a chumbox. It is a variation on the banner ad which takes the form of a grid of advertisements that sits at the bottom of a web page …
What can algorithms know? The present power of algorithms is fueled by another entity: that of data. Generally referred to as big data, large data sets, whose technical history has been well …
"A Google Street View car in Los Angeles once captured a picture of Leonard Cohen. It happened a couple of years before he died. He was sitting with an acquaintance on lawn chairs outside his modest home in the Mid-Wilshire neighbourhood. The driver was an accidental paparazzi. Cohen didn’t even notice him. (...) Google Street View isn’t …
"I am trying to develop sets of relations between images and practices across time, across species, across technologies, and identify certain old tropes that are returning today. I would like to think that my mode of looking, which involves placing images along those deep-historical lines, is also a way of showing why photography matters".
Explore Airbnb listings through algorithmically generated collages.
Abnormality Detection in Images When describing images, humans tend not to talk about the obvious, but rather mention what they find interesting. We argue that abnormalities and deviations from …
http://www.themtank.org/a-year-in-computer-vision
SITUATION #76: LaTurbo Avedon, Spring Diary, 2017 8 May – 14 May 2017 Fotomuseum Winterthur More by LaTurbo Avedon: turboavedon.com http://situations.fotomus...
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?
Sitting in the sun at a tech company cafeteria, this former Google worker described a year spent immersed in some of the darkest content available on the Internet. His role at the tech company mainly …
For the (conspiracy) theorist, the beauty of images is that they have the power to become simultaneously a source of proof and doubt. Look again, don’t you see that? There it is. Gone.
HITO STEYERL. This reminds me of the late 19th century, where there were a lot of scientific efforts being invested into deciphering hysteria, or so-called “women’s mental diseases.” And there were …
These images, drawn from films made by members of the YouTube conspiracy theorist community, are presented as evidence for the radically heterodox alternate worldviews of their original creators.
In early 2016, @RussianEmbassy, the verified Twitter account from the Russian Embassy in the UK, sent an image to the Russian Ministry of Defence via Twitter, warning that ‘Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo.' On further inspection, rather than a matter of urgency, it became immediately apparent that these were …
MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group focuses on making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection. The goal is to create an entirely new class of …
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2017-02
Picture Sky In this project we create a crowdsourced image of the sky. Multiple observers are positioned at GPS coordinates that form the points of a grid. At  the moment of the satellite flyover, …
!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 …
@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 …
prostheticknowledge: #MannequinChallenge - Structure From Motion [UPDATE] Continuing from my previous post, I have uploaded the pointclouds to @sketchfab for anyone interested to play about and …
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 …
The new system, called Dreambit, analyzes the input photo and searches for a subset of photographs available online that match it for shape, pose, and expression, automatically synthesizing them …
Using deep learning to generate faces - https://github.com/zo7/facegen We can specify random “illegal” parameters to generate interesting images.
Ephemeral conversations conducted through images: is the prime mover driving Snapchat’s popularity. “People wonder why their daughter is taking 10,000 photos a day’ says Spiegel. ‘What they don’t …
I’m Google is an ongoing Tumblr blog in which the artist Dina Kelberman, collects images and videos from the internet and assembles them into what she calls a ‘long stream-of-consciousness’.  Both …