NYT: “This Camera Doesn’t Take Pictures. It Describes Them.”

On his blog, Mr. Richardson explains that the camera snaps a picture, then sends it to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, a service in which humans are paid a small sum to do jobs that computers cannot solve, like describing the contents of a picture.

This Camera Doesn’t Take Pictures. It Describes Them.

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NYT: “Dissident Creates by Remote Control”

The New York Times covers a recent photo shoot by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Though under close surveillance in Beijing, Mr. Ai closely monitored and art directed the shoot remotely via Skype and other standard technologies.

Full article.

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NYT: “When the Camera Takes Over for the Eye”

Brief observation at the New York Times about the ubiquity of cameras at this year’s Venice Biennale…

When the Camera Takes Over for the Eye

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Art Review: “A Photographer Whose Beat Was the World”

New York Times art review of the current Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art here.

Extensive MoMA website for the exhibition (a must see)

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