Louisiana Lecture

Seeing like a machine - with artist Trevor Paglen

  • Date
    Wednesday 20. March
  • Time
    Kl. 19:30
  • Place
    Concert Hall
  • Price
    DKK 20 entrance not included

Trevor Paglen, From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly', 2023. Photographer Malle Madsen.

In this talk, artist Trevor Paglen will take us through the hidden histories and mechanics of these technologies, revealing lesser-known tales from the annals of AI research.


Please note the ticket does not include entrance to the museum.

The story of a Cold War AI expert employed by the CIA to pioneer facial recognition, a heart-wrenching series of experiments on kittens that gave rise to a strange theory of vision, and a controversial university initiative to categorize all objects that spiraled into a cruel nightmare, the stories illustrate the multifaceted impacts of these advancements.

Through this journey, we will ask a series of fundamental questions: In an age of AI, what constitutes an image? How do we and our technological counterparts interpret it? And crucially, how do these technological shifts influence the fabric of our culture, politics, and everyday life?

Trevor Paglen From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly' © Tim P. Whitby, Getty Images

Trevor Paglen (born 1974) is an American artist, geographer, and author whose work tackles mass surveillance and data collection. Paglen is represented in the exhibition The Irreplaceable Human – Conditions of Creativity in the Age of AI with the installation, From ’Apple’ to ’Abomination’, 2023.

In English. 

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