Machine Vision in Everyday Life: Playful Interactions with Visual Technologies in Digital Art, Games, Narratives and Social Media is a five year, ERC-funded project that explores how new algorithmic images are affecting us as a society and as individuals. Professor Jill Walker Rettberg is the principal investigator of Machine Vision, which starts up 1 August, 2018.
The Machine Vision team will study theories and histories of visual technologies and current machine vision, analyse digital art, computer games and narrative fictions that use machine vision as theme or interface, and examine the experiences of users and developers of consumer-grade machine vision apps. Three main research questions are woven through all the approaches, addressing 1) new kinds of agency and subjectivity; 2) visual data as malleable; 3) values and biases. A five page summary is available.