Working notes from the Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism

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Every annotation is an act of vandalism

Asger Jorn reading Sartre’s L’Imaginaire. Questioning Sartre’s floating use of the term intentionality regarding the photograph. The fragment describes ambiguously the photograph or its content (the characters it depicts) as an object without particular intentionality. Jorn sees intentionality potentially elsewhere: “Intentionality on whose part, the artist?”

A vision substitution system

Two illustrations of Bach y Rita’s vision substitution system, in 1969. “Four hundred solenoid stimulators are arranged in a twenty x twenty array built into a dental chair. The stimulators, spaced 12 mm apart, have 1 mm diameter “Teflon” tips which vibrate against the skin of the back (Fig. 1). Their on-off activity can be […]

Deep addressability

[…] deep addressability would allow for the identification not only of things with mass but also of relations between things. Once again, each letter in the sentence you are reading right now could have an address, but your act of reading of each one of them, those immaterial relations between two things, it and you, […]

A book worm’s micrography

From http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/hooke.html Hooke’s reputation in the history of biology largely rests on his book Micrographia, published in 1665. Hooke devised […] one of the best such microscopes of his time, and used it in his demonstrations at the Royal Society’s meetings. With it he observed organisms as diverse as insects, sponges, bryozoans, foraminifera, and bird […]

Super Resolution

The image as a database containing echoes of itself. Abstract: Methods for super-resolution (SR) can be broadly classified into two families of methods: (i) The classical multi-image super-resolution (combining images obtained at subpixel misalignments), and (ii) Example-Based super-resolution (learning correspondence between low and high resolution image patches from a database). In this paper we propose […]

Forensic Architecture

Dump of notes taken during the presentation of Eyal Weizman at the the seminar Culture@Work What is an evidence? How to socialize it?

Zooming and travelling are two sides of the same coin

GG: […] Everything has to be precise in book-printing, you see. Now everything’s simply flat. Electronics is flat as a pancake: there are merely assertions that space exists. EP: On the website of the archive, you have nevertheless managed to stretch this ‘flat’ space a great deal, particularly by using extreme photographic enlargements. The public […]

Interrogating the image

The spoken word interface emphasizes the active exploration and *interrogation* of the image. The noises and visual flash underscore how each step in the exploration results in the creation of a new image.