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Hi all,

We've recently begun a year long programme at The Photographers' Gallery around
image datasets
<https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/content/data-set-match>. Currently
we are Exhibiting ImageNet
<https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/digital-project/exhibiting-imagenet>
on the Media Wall, all 14,197,122 images over a two month period (if you're
not in London, the project is live streaming on youtube
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG3hpuK2TKw>).

We currently have an open call
<https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/digital-project/open-call-what-can-you-do-image-dataset>
for three microcommissions to be presented as part of the project, and
wonder if you could share with any people/groups you think might be
interested. See a shortened brief below.

Thanks,

Sam

*Sam MercerProducer, Digital ProgrammeThe Photographers’ Gallery, 16 - 18
Ramillies St, London, W1F 7LWtpg.org.uk <http://tpg.org.uk/> / unthinking
photography <https://unthinking.photography/> *
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*Open Call: Data Set Match*
Computer scientists are highly influential, yet often unacknowledged,
creators and collectors of photographic images in the
21st Century. Technologists working in the fields of machine vision and
Artificial Intelligence rely on the production and annotation of massive
collections of digital images to train machines to ‘see’ and understand the
world.

Over the next 12 months, Data/Set/Match aims to draw attention to these
datasets and explore their creation, influence and uses. At the same time,
the programme will connect the image dataset to historical photographic
discourses of the archive, truth and power.

We’re looking to award three £1000 commissions for the The Photographers’
Gallery Media Wall that interrogate and bring new meaning to image
datasets. The three £1000 commissions for the Media Wall might address
questions such as: What do these image collections look like and how can
they be comprehended? How are they generated and created? What image of the
world do they promote and what do they fail to represent? How could their
use be re-imagined?
These artistic commissions could fall into one of three categories:

• the creation of a new or speculative photographic dataset, which can be
released to the public and shown on the Media Wall;
• the creation of a display which re-interprets an existing contemporary or
historical image dataset (beyond data visualisation); or
• the adaptation of an existing work which responds to or utilises an
existing image dataset.

More information on how to apply:
https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/digital-project/open-call-what-can-you-do-image-dataset
Deadline 31 July, 5pm

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