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A man’s world? Sexism and gender issues in art

A man’s world? Sexism and gender issues in art | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Has anything changed since the 1989 poster that asked ‘do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?’
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Deconstructing Trees

Deconstructing Trees | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Deconstructing Trees. Monochrome photographs exploring the patterns of constructal law in trees.

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Marcelo Errera's curator insight, August 17, 2014 11:12 AM

Trees emerged everywhere. They continue to amaze us by its design. 

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The photojournalist who became an 'outlaw' - BBC News

The photojournalist who became an 'outlaw' - BBC News | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Photographer, writer and filmmaker Danny Lyon has documented the civil rights movement, outlaw motorcycle gangs and the harsh Texas prison system.
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An Algorithm Wrote This Movie, and It's Somehow Amazing

An Algorithm Wrote This Movie, and It's Somehow Amazing | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

While Oscar Sharp was thinking up ideas for a film submission to Sci-Fi London's 48-Hour Film Challenge, he read a lot of sci-fi screenplays. In fact, he read all of the sci-fi screenplays he could find on the internet. That's when he had the idea: why not feed an algorithm these scripts—ranging from The X-Files to Ghostbusters toInterstellar to The Fifth Element—and let the movie write itself?


Sharp contacted his long-time collaborator Ross Goodwin, an AI researcher at NYU, who put a certain AI bot called Benjamin to the task. Benjamin is an LSTM recurrent neural network, which is often used for text recognition. It worked by ingesting the screenplays, dissecting them down to the letter, and learning to predict which letters, words, and phrases were likely to appear together. Eventually, Benjamin even learned to write in screenplay format with stage directions and dialogue. 


"As soon as we had a read-through, everyone around the table was laughing their heads off with delight," Sharp told Ars Technica. The resulting screenplay and film, Sunspring (which you can and definitely should read), is dramatic and absurdly funny. The characters speak in enigmas befitting of the film's futuristic world. (One of the stage directions Benjamin wrote: "He is standing in the stars and sitting on the floor.")...


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A director's sci-fi algorithm wrote a brilliant sci-fi short film. Fascinating! Recommended reading. 9/10

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Eerie images show America's deserted theme parks, shopping malls and train stations

Eerie images show America's deserted theme parks, shopping malls and train stations | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Eerie images of America’s most abandoned places, from theme parks to shopping malls and stadiums, have been documented by one photographer hoping to raise awareness of the spaces left behind. Shopping malls once teeming with people are shown empty with indoor escalators covered in snow, the interior of a once grand theatre is seen empty and derelict, and the busy theme parks of old are seen as a pile of lifeless rubbish and abandoned machinery.
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Opinion: A Disturbing Trend in Photography

Opinion: A Disturbing Trend in Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
I'm old. Believe me, I know it. I'll be 70 in a few months. That fact may make it hard for you to take me seriously, but bear with me for just this post. W
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Cindy Sherman: clowning around and socialite selfies – in pictures

Cindy Sherman: clowning around and socialite selfies – in pictures | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The New York artist has made a career out of her self-portraits that act as highly exaggerated and oft times grotesque character studies
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Into the Forest (part 1) | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Into the Forest (part 1) | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Joerg Colberg's online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
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A Conversation with Alvaro Deprit | Conscientious Photography Magazine

A Conversation with Alvaro Deprit | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Joerg Colberg's online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
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Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the ...
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The White Man in That Photo

The White Man in That Photo | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medalsforthe 200 meters at the 1968 Summer...
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Death of Harold Feinstein (1931 - 2015)

Death of Harold Feinstein  (1931 - 2015) | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Harold Feinstein, master photographer and renowned teacher, died in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. His wife Judith Thompson was at his side. Feinstein was born in Coney Island Hospital in 1931 of Jewish immigrant parents. He began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15 by borrowing a Rolleiflex from a neighbor and heading straight to Coney Island. Certain of his calling as an artist, he dropped out of school at the age of 16 and became the youngest member of New York’s historic Photo League in 1949.


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Beyond metaphor … comes total nonsense, German style | Bill Mitchell – billy blog

Beyond metaphor … comes total nonsense, German style | Bill Mitchell – billy blog | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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Deanna Templeton’s photographs of California’s teen misfits

Deanna Templeton’s photographs of California’s teen misfits | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Turning to photography as a way to escape the growing pains of bittersweet adolescence in the 80s, Templeton’s work is now set to go on display in her hometown
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Seeing Larry Clark's "Tulsa" Through Fresh Eyes - CraveOnline

Seeing Larry Clark's "Tulsa" Through Fresh Eyes - CraveOnline | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The California Museum of Photography UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, presents a new way of looking at one of the most revolutionary photography books of our time.
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Unexpected Juxtapositions captured in Photography

Unexpected Juxtapositions captured in Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
“Coincidence Project” is a photography project which highlight the rare moments when two elements meet and juxtapose to create an unexpected, surrea
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Hoka Hey: A Documentary About War Photographer Jason P. Howe

Hoka Hey: A Documentary About War Photographer Jason P. Howe | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Jason P. Howe is a self-taught photographer who started documenting the conflict in Colombia starting in 2001. Since then, he has traveled to many countrie
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Provoke | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Provoke | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Joerg Colberg's online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
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Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later

Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
19th-century photographer snapped photographs and defined America’s Indigenous peoples – now an exhibition invited contemporary artists to respond
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About Criticism | Conscientious Photography Magazine

About Criticism | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Joerg Colberg's online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
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Information Visualization – A Brief 20th and 21st Century History

Information visualization has a long history and there were great strides made in the field between the 17th and 19th centuries, in particular. However, the century that has seen the greatest progress in the development of information visualization thanks to the development of computing power. Visualizations like the redrawing of the classic Minardi map of the Russian Revolution, pictured below, could now be rendered in increasing detail and with interactive elements. Author/Copyright holder:...

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Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake'

Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake' | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
He provokes anger, awe andhugepricesforhis controversial staged scenes of hostage situations and homeless shelters. The pioneer of ‘non-photography’ talks cliches, creative freedom – and his regrets
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On Cliches | Conscientious Photography Magazine

On Cliches | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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Rare color photos of 1970s American street life

Rare color photos of 1970s American street life | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Incredibly, color photography was first attempted way back in 1840. However, wasn't until 1960s and 1970s that it really took off us with pro photographers
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Photography and Criticism | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Photography and Criticism | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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The Question of Audience | Conscientious Photography Magazine

The Question of Audience | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Joerg Colberg's online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
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