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05/02/20

Simon Weckert - Google Maps Hacks Performance & Installation, 2020 " 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to...

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Where Did ImageNet Come From?

November 2019

In September 2019 the ImageNet creator Fei-Fei Li gave a talk at The Photographers' Gallery talking through the events and key people that led to the creation of visual datasets.

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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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24/09/19

Simutaneous live-streaming on 40 accounts selling womens clothes. #Chinaecommerce (source: twitter/mbrennanchina)

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A cold draught in a hot medium

February 2019

"Images now published on social media are valorised in terms of distribution and quantifiable interactions, particularly when triangulated with data about a user’s online purchases or social media behaviour. This process shapes visual representations of human identities into ‘data images’ outside the control of the person the data originates from. These identity images, or profiles, are bought and sold without our knowing, and provide more insight into our behaviour and motivations than we perhaps have ourselves"...

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03/08/17

Jonathan Rotsztain, Rattled, 2015 Screengrabs of automated ads. from Printed Web 3...

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Manifest Destiny in the Digital Age

May 2017

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 either.

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