7 Feb 2023 17:00-19:00 The Diamond Room, Cripps Court, Selwyn College


Referring to John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (1972) the presentation argues for an expansion of visual literacy to examine how machine vision further unsettles received humanist notions. When images are made by machines for other machines, and part of vast annotated datasets, how are worldviews reinforced differently, and what kind of literacy applies, if at all?

The presentation draws upon a public engagement project funded by The Alan Turing Institute, as part of a research collaboration between the Study of the Networked Image at LSBU, UCL’s Institute of Education, and The Photographers’ Gallery.

Geoff Cox is Professor of Art and Computational Culture at London South Bank University (UK), where he is co-Director of Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), co-Director of MA Curating Art and Public Programmes (w/ Whitechapel Gallery), and Adjunct at Aarhus University (DK). He has published widely, most often in collaboration, including: Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies (Open Humanities Press, 2020) with Winnie Soon, and Live Coding: A User’s Manual (MIT Press, 2022) with Alan Blackwell, Emma Cocker, Thor Magnusson and Alex McLean.

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