Machines with Taste? Photography, Algorithms and Automated Curating

Unthinking Photography
Presentations and discussion @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Thursday, 17 March, 18:30

with: Miriam Redi (Yahoo Labs, London), Mario Klingemann (Artist, Munich) and Appu Shaji (EyeEm, Berlin)
organised by Katrina Sluis / CSNI

In recent years, we have seen the development of new software for the aesthetic evaluation of photographs, from Flickr’s Interestingness algorithm to EyeEm’s EyeVision algorithm

In this panel discussion, we will explore the ways in which photographs are read, sifted, and evaluated in online platforms. Speakers will address advances in machine learning, the challenges of connoisseurship online, and the new forms of cultural value being created in online imaging platforms.

The event forms part of Unthinking Photography, a new initiative from The Photographers’ Gallery in partnership with The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image London South Bank University, exploring photography’s relationship to computational culture.

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This event is free, but participants need to buy a day pass £3.00/ £2.50 on door. £2.50/£2.00 in advance here

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Image: © Michael Tyka/ Google