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REALITY VS. REPRESENTATION

REALITY VS. ITSELF: A QUESTION OF REPRESENTATION Most everyone starts and ends their day on a screen. It is a condition in which three notions conspire in a dynamic triad to establish what we know as “reality”: the act of making, our engagement with things, and our experience of being. “How could they see anything but the shadows if […]

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Thu, August 31 2017 » culture, essays, the new image » Comments Off on REALITY VS. REPRESENTATION

_Image Aesthetics and Terror

The use of “aesthetics” and “terror” in the same sentence is more than disturbing. What is meant by each term, and how can they be linked? From the start, let me emphasize that I do not equate the word “terror” only with the actions of “terrorists” and war with its opposition, as in “the War […]

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Sat, January 9 2016 » the new image » Comments Off on _Image Aesthetics and Terror

_Power of Sex Power of Question Power of Image

  There’s a lot to consider here. While this photo is part of a conversation between gender identifications, there are fundamentals behind this image that may be worth exploring. Is this strictly a conversation among men? How do women organize among themselves with an eye on status? How do they claim for themselves – and […]

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Sun, November 8 2015 » the new image » Comments Off on _Power of Sex Power of Question Power of Image

| facial recognition

The emergence of facial recognition is changing everything—not just shopping in stores. Biometrics is the new frontier of privacy. »Lifeboat

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Sun, June 28 2015 » technology, the new image » Comments Off on | facial recognition

| Beyond Photoshop: inceptionism and dynamic image processing

“We train an artificial neural network by showing it millions of training examples and gradually adjusting the network parameters until it gives the classifications we want. The network typically consists of 10-30 stacked layers of artificial neurons. Each image is fed into the input layer, which then talks to the next layer, until eventually the […]

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Sat, June 20 2015 » technology, the new image » Comments Off on | Beyond Photoshop: inceptionism and dynamic image processing

/Modern Life

Monitoring what people the world over buy online @ walmart.com. Why would you want any other job? Why would you want the ceiling to be any higher? Why would you want to have any more daylight? Why would you want to face others?

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Sat, June 13 2015 » the new image » Comments Off on /Modern Life

/mood please

Patch Tuesday? Microhard? Thync again – it’s a digital drug, altering your energetic and mental state by either calming it down or by revving it up. thync.com While the high point of the hype for electrical treatments to the mind may well have been 1818, when Frankenstein was published, we’re after all getting more subtle […]

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Wed, June 3 2015 » the new image » Comments Off on /mood please

/Full-Body Immersion Anybody?

Virtual Reality 3.0: The idea has been around since Jaron Lanier coined the term VR. VRML anyone? Maybe we are getting closer. Having a box with screens in it strapped to your head creates visual and auditory immersion, but what happens when that’s not enough? Some people may want to spend their entire lives fully […]

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Tue, June 2 2015 » the new image » Comments Off on /Full-Body Immersion Anybody?

/Nano, here we come!

Thanks to Igor Siwanowicz for this great microscopic vision. Micro is yesterday, Nano is tomorrow. Proteins used by the human body to regulate and maintain homeostasis exist on the nanoscale. Probably one of the best-known naturally occurring nanomaterials is hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the bloodstream, which is 5 nms in diameter. What’s 5 nanometers? […]

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Fri, May 29 2015 » science, the new image » Comments Off on /Nano, here we come!

/Speechless in Chicago

What to say when an equation involves too many mental and emotional dissonances to even identify the foremost issues. Even art is in there. Memorial Day in Chicago, a Float. Some pictures may say more than the proverbial thousand words.

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Thu, May 28 2015 » culture, the new image » Comments Off on /Speechless in Chicago

/We are paying attention. When in doubt, look up.

To know what is what is getting increasingly tough. Is it art? Camouflaged technology? Plain whim? Urban pragmatism?

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Thu, May 28 2015 » culture, the new image » Comments Off on /We are paying attention. When in doubt, look up.

/graffiti: from street to establishment to Venice

Whether street art challenges or ignores the art establishment, shouldn’t it stay out of it? This question is probably too old to be raised. Street art has its own market and its own collectors. It has joined the establishment. It has gone from pure image to mere artifacts. via Etapes

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Sun, May 24 2015 » the new image » Comments Off on /graffiti: from street to establishment to Venice

/Self-Powered Video Camera To Run Indefinitely In Bright Light

Perpetual Photography Machine: A 30 x 40 array of pixels acts as both an image collector and a photovoltaic power source. Computer scientists at  Columbia University have made a video camera that can power itself. The rudimentary camera can capture an image every second of a well-lit scene while converting light into electric power. The device is a step […]

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Mon, April 20 2015 » technology, the new image » Comments Off on /Self-Powered Video Camera To Run Indefinitely In Bright Light

/24 Hrs of Photos: 350,000 in Flickr (2011)

The sheer mass of digital imagery was itself the subject of “24 Hrs of Photos,” a project by the Dutch artist Erik Kessels (first in 2011, and other times since). Kessels downloaded every photograph uploaded to Flickr in the course of a single day, about a million in all. He printed a fraction of them, […]

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Sun, April 19 2015 » SIMAGE, the new image » Comments Off on /24 Hrs of Photos: 350,000 in Flickr (2011)

/3D scanning

3D scanning analyses real-world objects or environments to collect data on their shapes and surfaces (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models that may then be restaged in specific digital environments open to virtual explorations. With ScanLAB and other companies, 3D scanning is now a service within reach of most budgets and offers a wide array of […]

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Mon, April 13 2015 » technology, the new image » No Comments

/Remote First Person View

    Cinemizer OLED glasses + drone = FPV (First Person View). Remotely control a camera equipped copter, plane, car, etc. via OLED image glasses. It allows users to be immersed in the panorama of the drones they are flying. I’d call it Aero First Person Viewer. MORE: Zeiss »video

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Sat, February 21 2015 » technology, the new image » No Comments

/eight-story digital billboard in Times Square

The billboard, which is about the length of a football field, will cost advertisers $2.5 million a month. Google’s ad will run from Nov. 24 until early 2015, and a digital art exhibit courtesy of Universal Everything and SapientNitro will fill the screen until then, according to The New York Times. »MORE  via Peter Fahrenkamp

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Mon, November 17 2014 » the new image » Comments Off on /eight-story digital billboard in Times Square

Blippar Acquires Layar

Some consolidation – or augmentation, if you will — in the world of augmented reality Blippar — an image recognition platform used in digital advertising — has acquired Layar, an augmented reality platform used across different applications (from advertising to education) that uses cameras on devices like smartphones to inject virtual elements into real-world images in real time. »+ TechCrunch

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Wed, June 11 2014 » economy, the new image » Comments Off on Blippar Acquires Layar

Earth as canvas, as art, as app

C2C:  It all started with the first photo of Earth from space, and then the first “Earth Rise” from Appolo 8 in 1968. »more historic photos of Earth from space    NASA:  In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable […]

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Fri, May 30 2014 » the new image » Comments Off on Earth as canvas, as art, as app

Fashion retailers eye up image-recognition apps for smartphones

Software from firms such as Snap Fashion and Style-Eyes lets shoppers upload photos of clothing and link to relevant stores When Cara Delevingne told Vogue that one of her favourite apps was the newly released Asap54 which uses visual-recognition. “If someone matches a very expensive dress, the chances are they will not be able to […]

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Sun, April 20 2014 » the new image » Comments Off on Fashion retailers eye up image-recognition apps for smartphones