Object Title

Masked Contexts

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Series 16. 2020Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology Program Theses

Material Category
Masked Contexts is an exploration into the COCO dataset and a dialogue with the photographers whose images were scraped by the dataset’s authors without their knowledge or consent. Email correspondence paired with the photographers' original images, the segmented masks and captions that they have been transformed into, and the photographers' possible reappropriations of their photos, all come together to present a multi-layered glimpse into the process of converting personal images into universal pieces of big data.

Creator Keywords:
datasets; big data; coco; artificial intelligence; machine learning; privacy; surveillance; personal data; microsoft; flickr; critical web; scraping; computer vision
April 30 2020
Related people
Noah Edelstein (designer)
Richard The (thesis advisor)
Anna Harsanyi (thesis advisor)
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