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CfP: Transbordeur. Photographie histoire société - Issue 9, “Photography and Algorithms”

DALL·E 2023-07-12 10.22.24 - "Show me a photograph of a transbordeur bridge.”

DALL·E 2023-07-12 10.22.24 - "Show me a photograph of a transbordeur bridge.”

Following two previous issues of Transbordeur— no 3 “Câble, copie code. Photographie et technologies de l’information” (2019) and no 7 “Images composites” (2023) — this issue aims to situate the phenomenon of algorithmic images within a history of technical images and an archaeology of visual and photographic media.

For example, it will trace the history of deep learning algorithms applied to images, and the datasets used to train them. It will also involve situating the criteria adopted to invent and deploy these technologies in a historical perspective. In order to understand the historical depth of a phenomenon that we all too often tend to confine to our immediate present, the years 1980-1990 will be particularly examined, given that the advances we are seeing before our eyes are the consequences of successful experiments or failures experienced at the time of the first, vast development of software technologies and the internet.

The volume will be edited by Estelle Blaschke (Universität Basel), Max Bonhomme (Centre allemand d'histoire de l’art - DFK Paris), Christian Joschke (Beaux-Arts de Paris) and Antonio Somaini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3).

Please send the Proposals to info@transbordeur.ch before September 22nd 2023.

The full CfP can be downloaded here. For more information please visit Transbordeur | CFP – Photography and Algorithms.