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_can AI identify pictures better than humans?

With each passing day, computers are evolving from dumb and blind machines to smart and sight enabled ones. What happens when they make better sense of our environment than we can? They are quickly permeating our world, becoming new sorts of pets while introducing a new sort of sight of and into our own condition. That is perhaps what will give […]

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Sat, April 1 2017 » SIMAGE, technology » Comments Off on _can AI identify pictures better than humans?

Framing By Image

Image is a mirror. Since the dawn of civilization, it is by image that we have made sense of the world. It also how we have too often failed to see the world. Today, this relationship between representation and reality, this mirror is made manifest through pictorial clouds. What we see is at once a […]

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Wed, January 4 2017 » culture, essays, SIMAGE » Comments Off on Framing By Image

/A Range of Indeterminate Results

  The Graduate Program in Design presents the 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition: A Range of Indeterminate Results.

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Mon, May 11 2015 » SIMAGE » Comments Off on /A Range of Indeterminate Results

/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)

/CAVES & WALLS

 SIMAGE : Ancient traces imply that drawing was the first form of human expression. Dance, music, sounds, and environmental markings surely appeared in prior millennia as multi-modal forms of communication. However, visual representation is the form that has shaped our destiny throughout history. Image is virtual substance on top of a concrete world. When 40-millenia-old cave […]

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Fri, February 13 2015 » SIMAGE » Comments Off on /CAVES & WALLS

/Cyborgs & Robots

Isaac Asimov : Laws of Robotics: 1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2.A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as […]

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Thu, January 1 2015 » SIMAGE » Comments Off on /Cyborgs & Robots

EYES & LENSES

SIMAGE  : We use our hands with our left brain to make. We use our eyes with our right brain to make sense. EL Lissitzky : The book is the monument of the future. SIMAGE : There is no step at all between ear, hand, and eye. Lissitzky regarded the book as a dynamic object that called for […]

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Sun, April 13 2014 » SIMAGE » Comments Off on EYES & LENSES

HANDS

 Michelangelo : The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.  SIMAGE : Optic vs. haptic vs. planning vs. making. While our minds can invent, dream, and scheme, our hands can make, and even […]

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Thu, March 13 2014 » SIMAGE » Comments Off on HANDS