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05/09/20

What virtual-reality animal experiments are revealing about the brain. ...

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12/08/20

Image "Cloaking" for Personal Privacy The SAND Lab at University of Chicago has developed Fawkes1, an algorithm and software...

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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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Biomedical Astronomy

October 2018

At the northern end of London’s Tottenham Court Road, a state of the art proton beam therapy centre is being built by University College London Hospitals. The hoardings around the site feature familiar images of patients and medical staff; but this most intimate and molecular life-saving technology itself is represented by a graphic of a glowing orb shot through with the kind of blue plasma that wouldn’t look out of place in Star Wars. Danny Birchall questions, has the sublime returned from technology to nature, through technology’s ability to show us what cannot otherwise be seen inside ourselves?

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Cat Photographers (or the desire to see through animal eyes)

January 2018

..In recent years, thanks to inexpensive, lightweight digital cameras that can be fastened to a collar and programmed to take photographs at regular intervals, a number of ‘photographer cats’ have even attained minor-celebrity status. Two of the most famous, Cooper, an American Shorthair living in Seattle, and Nancy Bean, a three-legged puss from Devon, have held successful exhibitions of their work in art galleries and attracted significant mainstream media attention.

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06/01/17

Miša Skalskis is a Lithuanian artist, currently based in The Hague and Vilnius. His recent work revolves around exploration of...

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“The cat sits on the bed”, Pedagogies of vision in human and machine learning.

September 2016

Our shares and likes, our annotations and social metadata are training a generation of AI agents. Everyday, we are already all teaching bots and algorithms how to look at images. If we consider the extent of our relationship with algorithms, we realise the magnitude of the effort of teaching and learning that is taking place.

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27/09/16

Ephemeral conversations conducted through images: is the prime mover driving Snapchat’s popularity. “People wonder why their...

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