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On Lacework: watching an entire machine-learning dataset

July 2020

I proposed what would become Lacework in the Summer of 2019. In my proposal, I describe a cycle of videos curated from MIT's 'Moments In Time' dataset, each then slowed down, interpolated, and upscaled immensely into imagined detail, one flowing into another like a river...

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On MIT’s Moments in Time (and Being Dead-Alive)

June 2020

I write this from my small New York apartment in my fourth month of isolation. The pandemic has required each of us to slow down and do less, and I keep thinking of a childhood friend who once told me, “We’re human beings, not human doings”. Even as a teenager, I knew this was an important paradigm shift: it meant that we could rethink how we define ourselves beyond endless production and consumption. Allowing oneself to be a human being seemed to resist the gig economy, workerism, the idea of “a calling”— all the ways that society has been structured to combine a person’s work into their core identity. The way busyness became a humblebrag. Human doings.

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17/05/20

Transmediale 2020 End to End Exchange #5  Panel discussion Neural Network Cultures  with Tega Brain, Stephanie Dick, Katharine...

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04/03/20

Given that a person’s gender cannot be inferred by appearance, we have decided to remove these labels in order to align with the...

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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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27/09/19

What do you see, YOLO9000? by Taller Estampa | Soy Cámara YOLO9000 is a trained object recognition neuronal network with a...

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27/08/19

The success of ImageNet highlighted that in the era of deep learning, data was at least as important as algorithms. Not only did...

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15/07/19

While humans pay attention to the shapes of pictured objects, deep learning computer vision algorithms routinely latch on to the...

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05/06/19

This labelling job has made me very observant. I have found pictures that made me think “if I had taken such a picture, then I...

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29/05/19

Fortunately we are smart people and have found a way out of this predicament. Instead of relying on algorithms, which we can be...

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15/04/19

Layers of Abstraction: A Pixel at the Heart of Identity Shinji Toya and Murad Khan, 2019 This project centres around a...

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