Arthur Boer + Boris Smeenk

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WDKA Rotterdam


Epoch – decoding meaning


Epoch – decoding meaning is a project by Arthur Boer and Boris Smeenk that explores the domain of computer vision in relation to the current visual culture. The duo has build a machine, that by using deep learning technology generates images and captions in real time. The system uses Instagram that serves as the database on which it learns. Instagram is a collectively formed database that represents the current visual culture. Therefore the project is a machine interpretation of the current culture, that encompasses the relevant content within the online world – image, language, emojis and hashtags.