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TPG Geekender

Geekender

Experimental Photo School

28 - 29 May 2016

 Geekender: Experimental Photo School

Geekender: Experimental Photo School

Geekender: Experimental Photo School

 Slitscan Photograph

Slitscan Photograph

Slitscan Photograph, Courtesy BBKP

 Computer Recognition of Dog

Computer Recognition of Dog

 Weird camera image

Weird camera image

INFO

28 & 29 May 2016

Find out about the current Geekender here.

The collision of photography with planetary scale computing is transforming the medium, creating new job opportunities even as it destroys others. Will computers take over the roles of curators, editors and readers of photography? What new forms of photographic intimacy will be possible through technology? How can we harness new tools to transform our understanding of the photography studio?

Over the 28th & 29th May we will present a series of workshops and events at the Gallery exploring photography in an age of computer vision, mobile apps, virtual worlds and the networked photographic studio.

These include:

SATURDAY 28th MAY

A Virtual Image Making Workshop with artist Nicholas O'Brien, 10 - 5pm, £60

Using game development and easy-to-use 3D modeling applications, participants will collaboratively create a virtual sculpture garden for walking around, contemplating surreal forms, and taking digital pictures. Over the course of the workshop, participants will create 3D sculpture models, place them into a garden game environment, and then take screenshots to share online. 

The Disrupted Workshop in the Networked Studio (off site) with artist and educator Adam Brown, 10-3pm, £40  

This workshop explores how networked technologies can disrupt the relationship between people and machines in studio photography - and how critical looking and awareness can infect the network. We'll be working with CCTV, large format film cameras, feedback loops, projection, online TV and light. We'll explore how the creation of the image becomes secondary to a struggle between photographer, viewer and machine for agency and interpretation, using old and new technology.


SUNDAY 29th MAY

A Bag of Visual Words: a workshop Exploring Photography & Computer Vision with members of the Scandinavian Insitute of Computational Vandalism, 10 - 1pm, £25

Today "computer vision" techniques are pervasive, integrated in smartphone cameras, surveillance systems, and cloud-based image search and tagging. Over the last 15 years, computer vision engineers have increasingly used so-called "visual vocabularies", clusters of algorithmically determined visual features to index and order image collections. But what precisely are these features in visual terms? What can photography practices offer to (and receive from) these techniques? Through discussions and hands-on experiments, the workshop addresses the questions: What does computer vision have to offer to image practitioners? When does a cheesy effect become a scientific instrument? How does an instrument of surveillance become a digital paintbrush? How is an image more than the sum of its pixels?

2-5pm Studio Floor, FREE: Just turn up
 
Slit-scan photography is the missing link between photography and moving image. A type of image that represents four dimensions within a two dimensional still image. The technique saw diverse uses in the pre-digital world, from the precise task of determining which runner crossed the finish line first, to the psychedelic wormhole in 2001: A Space Odyssey. BBKP invite you to join in their process of work/play to generate these unique and unusual photographs using apparatus they have built over several years.
 
Please BYO camera to integrate with BBKP’s machines. To get really stuck in, a DSLR camera will come in handy, but mobile phone cameras can also produce interesting results.
 

Photography "Speed Dating" in which artist Alisa Leimane will match you with an unknown photographer in an unknown city to go on a mobile photowalk, Free (but need to book), 30 minute appointments from 2-5pm. Please note this is not a romantic date - couples, family and friends are more than welcome to join! 


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