Contributors

James Bridle is a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece.

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Through Non-Human Eyes

November 2016

The steadiness and endurance of the camera’s gaze produces the strong sense that the camera is something other than an extension of the eye: it is a sensor, a monitor, a machine for being with and in the world.

Adam Brown is Senior Lecturer in Photography at London South Bank University.

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How to photograph onion skins.

September 2016

What is success? In the past, a successful photographic career led ultimately to a monograph or a retrospective. Let’s unbox one.

Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist and an activist that engages with legal, economic and semiotic systems of the information society.

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Internet Photography

November 2016

Photography of the Internet extends to unprecedented social fields and challenges of social norms for questioning cultural, economic and ethical values of photos circulating within the networks.

Geoff Cox is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University (DK).

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Ways of Machine Seeing

November 2016

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.”

Andrew Dewdney is a research professor at London South Bank University whose current research is focused upon the intersections of art, media and technology.

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The University of YouTube: the medium, the user, photography and the search for really useful knowledge.

September 2016

This short text is the result of an attempt to understand photographic theory by YouTube, which took the shape of an online errand of forking paths, full of interesting digressions, leading of course everywhere and nowhere.

Visual artist, computer programmer and data activist. Lives and works between Brussels and London.

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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.

Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society.

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Listening to a Face

November 2016

“The truth is written all over our faces” was a tagline for Lie to Me, a procedural drama on network television several years ago.

Joana Moll is an artist and researcher based in Barcelona.

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AZ: MOVE AND GET SHOT

November 2016

A net-based work created entirely by algorithms that have been automatically collecting images of six surveillance cameras placed on the US/Mexico Border from 2011 until 2014.

Alan Warburton is an artist, animator and researcher whose work critically reflects on CGI software culture.

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Bursting The Filter Bubble of Photoshop Tutorials

September 2016

As an artist using 3D animation software, much of my work comes in trying to introduce noise, dirt and detail into sterile, mathematically derived images. CGI wants to be photographic. Conversely, Adobe Photoshop is anchored to the photographic realm but strives to efface it.