I just sent the PDF of my thesis to the copy shop. I’m hoping they can make me five copies tomorrow so I can take it up to the university tomorrow afternoon so I can enjoy the rest of the weekend before going to the university pedagogy course in Alver from Mon-Wed and then flying to MelbourneDAC on Thursday. Phew!
I have no idea whether it’s good or bad at this point but there aren’t any more red notes to myself anyway, and thank goodness I chopped out that pretentious bit in the introduction. It starts off with David Still. Oh and I’m so sick of it I don’t even care if it’s so bad they laugh at me during the defense so long as I don’t have to write any more thesis.
Of course if they fail it I’ll not be so happy. But I’ve seen some pretty lousy PhD theses, heck, if they passed, I will.
The defense will be public, gruelling and several hours long, according to Norwegian traditions: you’re welcome to come but it won’t be for at least half a year.
This spring when I was learning R, I came across a paper by Anders Kristian Munk, Asger Gehrt Olesen and Mathieu Jacomy about using machine learning in anthropology – not to classify big data, as machine learning is often used, but to […]
I’m co-organising a preconfernece workshop for AoIR2022 in Dublin today with Annette Markham and MaryElizabeth Luka today, and I’m going to show a few of the ways I’ve engaged with new digital platforms and genres over the years. This is a key […]
I’m (virtually) attending Elisa Serifinalli’s conference Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics today, and will be presenting work-in-progress exploring how drones are presented in the 500 novels, movies, artworks, games and other stories that we have analysed in the Database of Machine […]
Have you tried playing with the mini version of DALL-E yet? It’s fun! What DALL-E does is generate wonderful images from written prompts, using a neural network trained on images scraped from the internet that have English language captions attached to them. […]
Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June
The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.
For the Machine Vision in Everyday Life project we’ve analysed how machine vision technologies are portrayed and used in 500 works of fiction and art, including 77 digital games, 190 digital artworks and 233 movies, novels and other narratives. You can browse […]