How can we reappropriate pervasive surveillance technology in ways that empower people? How can we use these same technologies as tools to express ourselves creatively?
/ 6 June - 1 July 2016
/ four weeks, full-time in Berlin, Germany
/ 10-15 participants accepted
/ Based in ACUD MACHT NEU
Computer vision is a responsive, interactive, and exciting tool for realising creative vision. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of computer vision and image processing for creative projects and critical discourse.
From tracking body movements to face detection and pixel manipulation, computer vision is a rich area that opens up many new possibilities. Low cost cameras and open source platforms now make this field much more accessible allowing us to introduce powerful algorithmic approaches to our creative endeavors.
These kinds of technologies are also pervasive in our daily lives and understanding their inner workings will allow us to challenge and play with them in creative and subversive ways.