Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition

On Machinic Ways of Seeing the Face

Through a critical perspective on visual culture studies, this book offers a unique analysis of the use of automated facial recognition algorithms as they increasingly intervene in society. The first part of this study traces the history of merging statistics and vision by reviewing the example of an early facial recognition algorithm called »eigenface«, while the second part addresses contemporary artistic interventions including the work of Thomas Ruff, Zach Blas and Trevor Paglen. This book argues for a closer look at automated facial recognition based on an understanding of its technical processes as not only embedded in historical practices of visuality, but also as redefining what it means to see and be seen in the present.

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2019-10-27, ca. 180 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4846-1

This product will be released at 27 October 2019

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Author(s)
Lila Lee-Morrison
Book title
Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition On Machinic Ways of Seeing the Face
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 180
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 24 SW-Abbildungen, 12 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4846-1
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD ABA AFKV
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 ART009000 ART057000
THEMA-Code
JBCT ABA AFKV
Release date
2019-10-27
Edition
1
Topics
Technik, Bild, Kunst
Readership
Visual Culture, Media Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Art History, Science and Technology Studies
Keywords/Tags
Visual Culture, Machine Vision, Facial Recognition Technology, Biometrics, Art, Technology, Image, Media Aesthetics, Visual Studies, Media Art, Photography, Media Studies

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