With Bloom, Trevor Paglen collapses distinctions between the real and virtual, laying bare the prejudices embedded in supposedly objective artificial intelligence systems.
Considering Photography’s Past, Future, and Pitfalls
At a Fotofocus symposium, curators, panelists, and artists leapt into the fray of the medium’s existential crisis, rather than just celebrating aesthetics or art history.
600,000 Images Removed from AI Database After Art Project Exposes Racist Bias
The image tagging system that went viral on social media was part of artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford’s attempts to publicize how prejudiced technology can be.
Thanks to Government Shutdown, the Galaxy’s First Art Satellite Stalls in Outer Space
Six weeks after its launch, Trevor Paglen’s “Orbital Reflector” cannot be unfurled or tracked until the temporarily-suspended Federal Communications Commission gives the okay.
Artist Trevor Paglen Is Not Convinced His Space Art Will Ruin Astronomical Research
After raising nearly $76,000 to launch his artwork into space, Paglen is now facing concerted criticism from the science community that his sculpture could ruin their research for the two months it orbits Earth. The artist begs to differ.
Can You Solve This Cryptographic Puzzle Hidden in a Trevor Paglen-Designed Flag?
Commissioned by Creative Time, the flag is part of a nationwide project that aims to “begin articulating the urgent response our political moment demands.”
Contemporary Ballet Adventures with Trevor Paglen, Science Fiction, and More
Drawing inspiration from other arts, BalletCollective plumbs the connections between visual, literary, and choreographic forms.
Trevor Paglen Peers Into the World of Computer Vision
A Study of Invisible Images, which is showing at New York’s Metro Pictures, illuminates the ways that machines interpret and see images.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Dawoud Bey, and Trevor Paglen Among This Year’s MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grantees
The annual award to given to individuals who have “shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”
The End of the World as We Know It
The Nuclear Culture Source Book considers the “lived experience of the uncanny nature of radiation” ushered in by disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima.
The Internet’s Supposed Invisibility and the Fantasies It Fuels
BERLIN — If we could see the inner workings of the internet, the cabled intestines that run between our walls, under our cities, and across oceans, would we grasp what the internet really is?
The 116 Photos Carl Sagan and NASA Picked to Share With Aliens
Launched in 1977 by NASA, the Golden Record, a copper phonograph LP, was intended to provide a picture of life on planet Earth to any aliens who might encounter the spacecraft