Machine Vision
New PhD students

The Machine Vision team is ready for action

Three new PhD students joined the MACHINE VISION team in January 2019, and the team is working hard.

Machine Vision gruppa
Jill Walker Rettberg with her new PhD-kandidater and the rest of the Machine Vision group. Front row: Marianne Gunderson, Jill Walker Rettberg, Linda Kronman. Back: Linn Heidi Stokkedal, Ragnhild Solberg, Stein Magne Bjørklund, Anne Karhio.
Linn Heidi Stokkedal, UiB

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In January 2019 three wonderful PhD-candidates joined our project. Our projectroom located at the HF-building is now full and the research has already started. Our candidates are Ragnhild Strøm Solberg, whom is a sixth form teacher in english with gaming as her speciality. She has taught over several years at a sixth form college in Trondheim, where she also studied at NTNU. She also studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Linda Kronman is an artist from Finland and Austria, and she will write about Machine Vision in the context of art. She is a part of the art duo Kairus. Marianne Gunderson is our expert on narratives and she wrote her master thesis on fan fiction from gender studies at UIO.

Our project group is engaged with weekly workshops to collect as many examples on art, narratives and games that is using or thematizes machine vision. We are developing a set of tags to descrive how machine vision is presented and we will use visualising techniques in order to understand the bigger picture of how our culture represents machine vision today. We have also started doing literary studies and other activities that is normal when beginning a PhD project. It is very interesting to form the vocabulary and descriptions for such a vast range of genres, and we are already making great progress on this challenge.

In april there will be a new workshop about "Future Visions on Machine Vision", that will be based on the work we did at the previous workshop last year. During February or March we will also announce a new position, a 3-year postdoc for an antropologists who will conduct fieldwork and interviews with users and developers of machine vision.