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Trevor Paglen and Sarah Meyohas

Emerge Festival

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A special viewing of our latest exhibition Trevor Paglen: From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly', alongside a one-off screening of artist Sarah Meyohas' Cloud of Petals, as part of Emerge Festival. 

Acting as a counterpoint to Trevor Paglen’s installation From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly' is Sarah Meyohas’ 2017 film Cloud of Petals. This film documents the creation of a dataset of 100,000 rose petals used to train an AI algorithm to generate an infinite series of new, unique petals. Drawing on ideas of post-human realities and the future of labour in the face of automation, this film traces how beauty and subjectivity can become embedded in AI systems.

Trevor Paglen: From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly' explores the underbelly of our digital world. The exhibition features approximately 30,000 individually printed photographs from ImageNet, a widely shared, publicly available dataset. These images, drawn from a range of categories, reveal the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in AI.

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Emerge Festival


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Watch: Trevor Paglen show us how computers see the world

Watch artist Trevor Paglen, as he looks into how artificial neural networks learn and and perceive images.

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