Theory Lab: AI Image Curating
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Bld. 1580, room 249 (Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C)
AIIM member Laura Herman will share in-progress research on algorithmic curation. In a recent exhibit in London, Laura used Instagram’s algorithmic system to determine which images to display from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access collection. The algorithmic selection reveals aspects of the machine’s “ways of seeing,” which Laura will contrast to the human perception and curation process. Leveraging computational methods, it is possible to surmise the visual elements that led the algorithmic system to select certain images. This will be contrasted with the results of visitor surveys and questionnaires unpicking what human visitors saw in the algorithmic curation, as well as interviews with professional artists and curators reflecting on how algorithmic curation has impacted their practice. This research is part of Laura’s PhD at the University of Oxford.
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