Event Title

Just Looking?—Motivations and Mechanisms for Machine Vision in the 21st Century

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

Current machine vision systems produce a large number of images, many of which are never seen by humans. Yet, in order to understand, critique and shape the impact of machines seeing with abilities beyond human vision capability, humans will need to learn to see like machines, to understand their abstractions and their categorizations of things in the world. The interactive artwork '20/X,' on exhibit during the symposium, brings these issues into focus. Collaboratively developed by artists Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler, and machine vision researchers Eugenio Culurciello and Alfredo Canziani, the artwork explores the cultural and technological implications of visuality, representation and knowledge in the age of intelligent seeing machines. Talks by the collaborators will provide background information on the science, technology and artistic strategies combined in the production of the installation, which allows visitors to experience the process of looking from the perspective of a complex machine vision system.

Location

Fowler Hall

Start Date

9-18-2014 4:00 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315971

 
Sep 18th, 4:00 PM

Just Looking?—Motivations and Mechanisms for Machine Vision in the 21st Century

Fowler Hall

Current machine vision systems produce a large number of images, many of which are never seen by humans. Yet, in order to understand, critique and shape the impact of machines seeing with abilities beyond human vision capability, humans will need to learn to see like machines, to understand their abstractions and their categorizations of things in the world. The interactive artwork '20/X,' on exhibit during the symposium, brings these issues into focus. Collaboratively developed by artists Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler, and machine vision researchers Eugenio Culurciello and Alfredo Canziani, the artwork explores the cultural and technological implications of visuality, representation and knowledge in the age of intelligent seeing machines. Talks by the collaborators will provide background information on the science, technology and artistic strategies combined in the production of the installation, which allows visitors to experience the process of looking from the perspective of a complex machine vision system.