Talks and Events
Sat 14 Sep 2019 - 13:30 - 18:00

Symposium: What Does The Dataset Want?

Photography and classification in the 21st century

Sat 14 Sep, 13.30 - 18.00

A symposium exploring the crucial role of photographic datasets in the development of machine vision and artificial intelligence. The day coincided with the opening of a new commission by Heather Dewey-Hagborg for The Media Wall.

What does the dataset want? Photography and classification in the 21st century is the first public event in Data / Set / Match a series of projects at The Photographer’s Gallery exploring new ways to present, visualise and interrogate contemporary image datasets.

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Speakers include:

Zach Blas, Artist and Researcher
Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Artist and Researcher
Nicolas Malevé, Artist and Researcher, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University
Anna Ridler, Artist and Researcher
Daniel Rubinstein, Reader in Philosophy and the Image at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Katrina Sluis, Adjunct Research Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery
Jon Uriarte, Curator, Digital Programmes at The Photographers’ Gallery