Matterhorn (How to See Like a Machine)

by nicolasnova

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“Matterhorn (How to See Like a Machine) Brute-Force Descriptor Matcher; Scale Invariant Feature Transform” by Trevor Paglen (2016). A project that looks at machine-produced imagery. A described in this article, Paglen explains the following:

“We’re increasingly living in a world where most images are made by a machine for a machine and are not even seen by humans. What is the kind of dark matter of that visual landscape that is occurring? The project looks at all those ways that machines see images and what kind of information they extract from them and how that’s different from the ways those images are typically used. It strongly affects the way the world works.

A project commissioned for the 11th Gwangju Biennale “The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?).” Photo by Metro Pictures

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