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(Archive) vpro tegenlicht archief van de toekomst

This project was part of DDW 2022
Richard Vijgen

After training the algorithm it has observed over 400 hours of video and detected more than 1 million objects. what do the 'artificial eyes' of a computer actually see?

archive of the future

When a computer looks at the world, what does it “see”? This installation lets the audience look at 558 episodes of VPRO Tegenlicht (Dutch Future Affairs Documentary series) through the eyes of a computer vision Neural Network. The installation employs an object detection algorithm that has been trained on Imagenet data across three categories; people, artefacts and natural objects. These categories are the "eyes" through which the algorithm observes the archive.

Richard Vijgen