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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

Transmediale: the opening

I’m in Berlin at the digital arts festival Transmediale for the first time, and of course I’m excited about the topic: CAPTURE ALL. An entire digital arts festival about the datafication of the world, which invited artists to “outsmart and outplay … Continue reading

30. January 2015 by Jill
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Tracking culture: a workshop on intimate surveillance

I’m traveling home from a wonderful two day workshop in Aarhus, organized by surveillance scholar and philosopher Anders Albrechtslund. It was wonderful: a smallish group of scholars all researching what self-tracking means spending hours each day just talking about it. … Continue reading

16. January 2015 by Jill
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How the Narrative Clip utterly fails to document my life

I was excited to receive my Narrative Clip this spring. It’s the first consumer lifelogging camera: you clip it to your clothes and it silently takes a photo every 30 seconds. Then you connect it to your computer. It uploads … Continue reading

14. November 2014 by Jill
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My TEDxBergen talk: What Can’t We Measure in a Quantified World?

A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at TEDxBergen about wearables, the Quantified Self movement, dataism and all the things we cannot and might not want to measure. The talk is a shorter version of chapter 5 in my new … Continue reading

12. November 2014 by Jill
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How we pose in photographs: hand signs and cultural differences

One of the highlights for me from the Association of Internet Researchers conference (#IR15) in South Korea last week was the extra-curricular learning. About many things, but in this post let me focus on what I learnt about selfie culture and … Continue reading

27. October 2014 by Jill
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Cerebrally sincere? Why the humanities need to address dataism.

Katie Warfield posted a link to this fascinating study of what people think they look like, or wish they look like or to be more accurate, which of a series of photoshopped versions of a photograph of their face they have the … Continue reading

08. October 2014 by Jill
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New book out now: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

HOORAY! My new book, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves was published today by Palgrave!!! The book is open access (CC-BY) so you can download it right now for free, either … Continue reading

03. October 2014 by Jill
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Who sees our health data?

One of the topics in my upcoming book, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves, is activity trackers and health information, which I consider both as a form of quantitative self-representation … Continue reading

23. September 2014 by Jill
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My new book about selfies, blogs and wearables is almost here!

Look! The book I was working on all spring has a cover, I’ve got till Tuesday to go through the proofs, and it will be published by Palgrave in less than a month! You can preorder it at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com … Continue reading

19. September 2014 by Jill
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