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Opening Reception for “Selective Attention: Interventions into the Computational Gaze” | Annenberg

October 18, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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.



Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania


Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
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