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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.
New critical writing that sheds light on photography’s environmental impact in its various aspects through newly commissioned articles written by international authors
MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™, video reenactment technology to animate the faces in still photos and create high-quality, realistic video footage.
For the past twenty years, many photographers have been integrating images produced autonomously by machines into their work. We witness a paradigm shift in the process of creating photography: From …
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.
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. …
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 …
The maker of the Pixel camera and the world’s biggest photo social network chat
An article from the NYT Privacy Project on the  The Racist History of Facial Recognition. Starting with early scientific facial analysis in the 19th century trying to locate through “pictorial …
"The idea that an architectural rendering can be ‘real’ or ‘fake’ involves a transference of the logic of one medium—building—to the logic of another—drawing. Architectural rendering has always exploited the potentials of the page or canvas where money, knowledge, taste or gravity proved prohibitive..."
The artist and designer Tobias Revell has been invited by The Photographers' Gallery digital programme to curate a strand for Unthinking Photography on the theme of photography, rendering and CGI and their effect in architecture and the built environment. In this text the curator of the series introduces the topic through a short history of image …
A 3D model depicting a hooded prisoner from Abu Ghraib, was the starting point for a discussion between the artist Alan Warburton and the art historian and curator Julian Stallabrass.
We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run, sit, or jump in 3D. The key contributions of this paper are: 1) an …
Fortunately we are smart people and have found a way out of this predicament. Instead of relying on algorithms, which we can be accused of manipulating for our benefit, we have turned to machine …
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 …
Colorful Image Colorization Richard Zhang, Phillip Isola, Alexei A. Efros, 2016 Given  a  grayscale  photograph  as  input,  this  paper  attacks the problem of hallucinating a plausible colour …
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 …
Andrew Dewdney interviews Joanna Zylinska on the occasion of her recent publication ‘Nonhuman Photography’ (MIT Press, 2017). We are publishing here two excerpts from the conversation while the full interview is available to download as a pdf. In this first part, the discussion unpacks the notion of the nonhuman in image culture.
In the age of ubiquitous connectivity and seemingly limitless cloud-based storage capabilities, all photographers, whether as amateurs, artists, or professionals, face new and difficult questions regarding their work’s afterlife, which have continued to gain in importance over the last years: what becomes of digital photographs once they begin to …
Merve Alanyali - Tracking Protests using geotagged Flickr photographs Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=wCle_ARznj4 We analyse 25 million photos uploaded to Flickr in 2013 …
..In recent years, thanks to inexpensive, lightweight digital cameras that can be fastened to a collar and programmed to take photographs at regular intervals, a number of ‘photographer cats’ have even attained minor-celebrity status. Two of the most famous, Cooper, an American Shorthair living in Seattle, and Nancy Bean, a three-legged puss from …
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.
Quotations around automation, image making and labour. Collated by Adam Brown and Nicolas Malevé for Rethinking the workshop: Workers Education in the Age of Intelligent Machines at The …
Jeffrey Thompson, Every Possible Photograph, 2013 Though limited to eight colors at a very low resolution, the piece will take approximately …
“Cropping, montage and annotations... Exploring photographic practices in conspiracy theory. http://t.co/gDA93cW5ev”
The steadiness and endurance of the camera’s gaze produces the strong sense that the camera is something other than an extension of the eye: it is a sensor, a monitor, a machine for being with and in the world.
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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 …
This short text is the result of an attempt to understand photographic theory by YouTube, which took the shape of an online errand of forking paths, full of interesting digressions, leading of course everywhere and nowhere.