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Category Archives for Machine Vision

The god trick and the idea of infinite, technological vision

When I was at the INDVIL workshop about data visualisation on Lesbos a couple of weeks ago, everybody kept citing Donna Haraway. “It’s the ‘god trick’ again,” they’d say, referring to Haraway’s 1988 paper on Situated Knowledges. In it, she … Continue reading

21. June 2018 by Jill
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Best Guess for this Image: Brassiere ( The sexist, commercialised gaze of image recognition algorithms.)

Did you know the iPhone will search your photos for brassieres and breasts, but not for shoulders, knees and toes? Or boxers and underpants either for that matter. “Brassiere” seems to be a codeword for cleavage and tits. I discovered … Continue reading

28. March 2018 by Jill
Categories: Machine Vision, Visualise me | 1 comment

My project on machine vision will be funded by the ERC!

Amazing news today: my ERC Consolidator project is going to be funded! This is huge news: it’s a €2 million grant that will allow me to build a research team to work for five years to understand how machine vision … Continue reading

28. November 2017 by Jill
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Teaching drone vision

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar in digital media aesthetics on machine vision, and in today’s class we discussed drone art, using Dziga Vertov’s manifesto from 1923 (“I am kino-eye, I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, show … Continue reading

10. March 2016 by Jill
Categories: Machine Vision, Teaching | 1 comment

How Do Machines See? My Graduate Seminar this Semester

I’m really excited about the course I’m teaching this semester. DIKULT303: Digital Media Aesthetics is a graduate seminar with a topic that changes from year to year, and this year it will be about machine vision, my current obsession, and … Continue reading

06. January 2016 by Jill
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