Recognition by Manuel Fernández.
Manuel Fernández has created Recognition, an ongoing gif series which uses the face recognition software as pretext to generate a series of animated gif images emulating the process, trying to recognize faces on common objects without getting it, moving the subject away from its conventional use and deviating the attention to other kind of images.
“We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which ‘now’ was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents’ have insufficient ‘now’ to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile. … We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition.”
- William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
Too much information can be very dangerous because it can lead to a situation of meaninglessness; that is, people not having any basis for knowing what is relevant, what is irrelevant, what is useful, what is not useful… they live in a culture that is simply committed through all of its media to generate tons and tons of information every hour.
Limit your data-input to creators who are diligently seeking the whole truth: they are the people who are addressing issues from multiple angles, interacting with a wide variance of view points, and willing to admit when they are wrong. When they speak their opinions, they speak from a posture of informed and critical analysis–not controversy for the sake of page hits. Those are the people you and I need to follow. Those are the creators that deserve our attention.
CORRECTION: blech said: The author of the original code is Phil McCarthy, twitter.com/phl / GitHub.com/phl