Panel | Cultural Impacts of Computer Vision

  • Museum of Art & Design 2 Columbus Cir New York, NY, 10019 United States

How do machines change the way we see and explore the boundaries of photography?  

Artists and designers discuss the ways that advances in machine vision and ubiquitous cameras have begun to influence culture. Their practices range from the use of scanning techniques to photographic sculptures and 3D portraiture, creatively misusing computer vision techniques and appropriating image-processing algorithms.

Rather than developing their own software, these computational photographers often use existing software --as a "ready made"-- to discover unexplored visual potential. In what sense is the algorithm a subject of the work? In the panel they address the role of new computational cameras and sensors in image-making, the interplay between image and object and image as data, creative discovery through software, and reactions to trends in surveillance culture.