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From Spectacle to Extraction. And All Over Again.

November 2019

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 Paglen’s proposition that "images are no longer spectacle but they are in fact looking back at us, being actors in a process of massive value extraction".

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21/11/19

An introductory presentation about Data / Set / Match, a year-long programme seeking new ways to present, visualise and...

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An Introduction to Image Datasets

November 2019

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, thinkers and photographic institutions.

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01/10/19

https://mobile.twitter.com/raeBress/status/1169625733750124544 / twitter/showyodiq 

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29/08/19

(Can’t) Picture This 2: An Analysis of WeChat’s Realtime Image Filtering in Chats By Jeffrey Knockel and Ruohan Xiong We found...

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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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