SELECTIVE ATTENTION: Interventions into the Computational Gaze - Opening Reception
On view academic year 2022–2023 Opening event October 18, 2022, 5:30–7pm 5th floor, Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania
Featuring the work of Kelsey Halliday Johnson Lisa Marie Patzer Roopa Vasudevan
Exhibition library curated by Iffy Books
Algorithms and computation are driving more and more of our daily decision making processes than ever before. The digital, in many ways, can almost be considered a filter: guiding the choices we make and the opportunities we are allowed to see, rendering certain practices hypervisible and “natural” while obscuring others.
This exhibition features three artists with deep connections to Philadelphia, who surface tensions between what is visible to the computer eye and what we are able to see and interpret as human beings. The work asks the viewer to consider how the intervention of the digital into practices that have traditionally centered human vision changes the way we see, interpret and understand — and, by the same token, what could be possible if humans insisted on claiming their own gaze within processes that attempt to exclude them altogether.
This exhibition was organized by Roopa Vasudevan, Annenberg PhD candidate and Center for Media at Risk Steering Committee member.