As a kick-off event of the Graduate School for Moving Image and in cooperation with the Communication School of the University of Kassel, the workshop "Computer Vision" by Dutch artist Coralie Vogelaar will take place on September 29th.
In this workshop we will try to view the world of the image in a new way. We will be focussing on alienating ourselves from our usual perception and try to see through the eyes of the machine. We will investigate and collectively map out emotional responses to technology and their behavioural implications and will try different intuitive research methods that promote the production of associative and subconscious ideas but also reflect on them. As a cooperation between the Graduate School for Moving Image and the Communication School of Graduate Academy, Amsterdam-based artist Coralie Vogelaar will conduct a workshop that invites participants from both scientific and artistic backgrounds to discuss different notions of research. Collectively they will exchange on the field of „computer vision" using a variety of open source tools to examine image recognition, emotion tracking and others.
About The Communication School:
The Communication School is a summer school open to Kassel university students (MA, doc, post-doc). In times of Fake News and raising mistrust towards science, Science Communication has become essential and an inherent part of scientific practice. The one-week training programme of the Communication School supports participants to develop their skills in Science Communication and enables them to become Science Communicators.
About the lecturer:
Coralie Vogelaar is an Amsterdam-based visual artist. In her ongoing research, she explores the areas where technology and humans meet, the interaction between the two and ways in which they influence each other. Her work consist of systematically conducted studies how computers see humans and their activity, and works with deep learning, eye & emotion tracking, and image recognition software. Both her background and interest are interdisciplinary, and she works together with (data)scientists, creative coders, actors, dancers and choreographers. Recent exhibitions were in ZKM - Karlsruhe, Veem House for Performance, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunstverein Kassel, Science gallery Dublin, Impakt Festival Utrecht, UnArt Museum Shanghai, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, MU Artspace, V2 - lab for the unstable media, FOMU - Antwerp, SPRING Festival Utrecht and Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. She currently is doing a residency at TU Eindhoven Innovation Lab.