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28/08/19

An article from the NYT Privacy Project on the The Racist History of Facial Recognition. Starting with early scientific facial...

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The Entasis of Elon Musk

June 2019

"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..."

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Rendering the Desert of The Real

June 2019

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 manipulation and the emergence of CGI technologies.

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‘Hooded Prisoner’ in 3D – a discussion between Julian Stallabrass and Alan Warburton

June 2019

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.

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30/05/19

We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run,...

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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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26/04/19

Colorful Image Colorization Richard Zhang, Phillip Isola, Alexei A. Efros, 2016 Given  a  grayscale  photograph  as  input,...

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24/04/19

Light Pattern (Daniel Temkin, 2014) is a programming language where one communicates with the computer through photographs...

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

February 2019

Andrew Dewdney interviews Joanna Zylinska for Unthinking Photography, 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.

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First as Snapshot, then as Decentralised Digital Asset

October 2018

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 circulate online, how can the rights of their creators be protected, and how should the constant churn of online photographs be controlled? In early 2018, Eastman Kodak Company announced that it was about to provide a solution to these difficult issues.

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