Timo Arnall who is creative director at BERG has created a short film experimenting with footage from machine-vision. Using footage from many sources, he explores the aesthetics of robotic vision that is mostly being used for traffic exercises and face recognition. The result is an interesting film with a pixelated theme and saturated colors. For us it opens questions about surveillance, privacy and of course robots.
Note from the author: “This is a short film, an experiment in machine-vision footage. It uses found-footage from computer vision research to explore how machines are making sense of the world. As robots begin to inhabit the world alongside us, how do they see and gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us? Machines have a tiny, fractional view of our environment, that sometimes echoes our own human vision and often doesn’t.”