Machine Aesthetics Video – Robot Readable World

BERG creative director, Timo Arnall, has published a video collecting “found machine-vision footage”. In his words:

How do robots see the world? How do they gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us? This is an experiment in found machine-vision footage, exploring the aesthetics of the robot eye.

I think it gets particularly poignant about 4 minutes in when the face tracking & recognition alphas make human TV hosts into odd, simplified charicatures, at once de-humanizing the hosts while betraying the limited sophistication of machines like children trying to capture the world in colorful crayons. Bonus points for the creeping irony of machines learning about humans through TV.

Robot readable world from Timo on Vimeo.

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