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17/07/19

As researchers, we have always wondered: if we scale up the amount of training data 10x, will the accuracy double?

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Into the Universe of Rendered Architectural Images

June 2019

"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 architectural visualisations that accompany these plans..."

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24/05/19

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,...

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23/05/19

It’s easy to take for granted that you can send a picture to a friend without worrying about what device, browser, or operating...

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14/05/19

Let’s play  Name That Dataset!!! https://people.csail.mit.edu/torralba/research/bias/

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10/04/19

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...

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The Windshield and the Screen

February 2019

"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 photography as aesthetic representation, but the production of leftovers that happen to be images. These images are the husk — the dead skin of a surveillance charade. This archive can be fascinating and even useful to spectators—the users of it. But this data created and cleaned at scale is a source of Google’s power"...

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Nonhuman Photography: An Interview with Joanna Zylinska [PART II]

February 2019

In this second excerpt of her interview with Andrew Dewdney, Joanna Zylinska talks about representation and post-photography while she reflects on archival as well as institutional practices in the age of the Anthropocene. As she mentions: "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".

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