Specular, makers of the cinematic tool Depthkit, lead this roundtable with artists and designers to discuss the ways that advances in machine vision and ubiquitous cameras have begun to influence culture.
With practices ranging from the use of scanning techniques to photographic sculptures and 3D portraiture, panelists talk about the many ways to creatively misuse computer vision techniques and appropriate image-processing algorithms.
Rather than developing their own software, these computational photographers often use existing software as a "readymade” to discover unexplored visual potential. In what sense is the algorithm a subject of the work? Through this dialogue, Cultural Impact of Computer Vision explores 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.
Panelists include: Lauren McCarthy, Sophie Kahn, Clement Valla, and Liam Young.