The underground is no longer (or never was) the exclusive realm of technocrats or geophysics experts

Talk by Helen Pritchard @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 5th February 2020. All welcome.

The contemporary infrastructural complex of mining and measuring undergrounds depends on software tools for geological data handling, interpretation, and 3D-visualisation. Such tools power techno-colonial subsurface exploration with computational techniques and paradigms. In this talk I will present …

Naming can also be a covering over

Talk by Laura Hopes @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 8th January 2020. All welcome.

In this talk I explore the power dynamics inherent within the naming of something; the conferring of ownership, of defining accessibility to or relationships with a subject. Central to this examination is the theoretical and political sleight …

Derivative works and images of protest in Hong Kong

Talk by Wing-Ki Lee @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 4th December 2019. All welcome.

Background reading: Wing-Ki Lee, “Derivative Work and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Three Perspectives”, in Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City, edited by Pedram Dibazar and Judith Naeff, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University …

Introduction to Image Datasets

CSNI researcher Nicolas Malevé has published “An Introduction to Image Datasets” for The Photographer’s Gallery’s Unthinking Photography platform. It presents some key concepts and questions that make the computer vision dataset an object of concern for photographic practitioners and institutions.

“The scale of contemporary datasets, the speed at …

Scales of Resistance

Daniel Alexander completed a film, tilted Scales of Resistance, which was the output of two years practice based research with Scientists at the University of Nottingham and a 3D visualisation practice called Scan Lab Projects. The scientists have developed medical devices that combat Antibiotic Resistance, and the film developed …

Curating Photography in the Networked Image Economy

From 1st December 2018, the CSNI researcher Katrina Sluis will be undertaking a Swiss National Science Foundation funded research project “Curating Photography in the Networked Image Economy” in collaboration with Dr Wolfgang Brückle, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Fotomuseum Winterthur, FotoColectania and The Photographers’ Gallery