You have a new memory

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Release date: 11/10/2018

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Hal Foster’s Review of Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen by John P Jacob and Luke Skrebowski
London Review of Books, Vol.40, No. 19, 11 October 2018

How should a visual artist respond to a culture in which the vast majority of images are produced by machines for other machines, with humans left out of the loop? This technological turn complicates basic ideas about mimesis: that images represent the world, that they are meant to be beheld by us, that they mean at all (think of facial-recognition programs alone). The standard critique that contemporary society is swamped by spectacle, by images directed at us, may also have to be revised. If power today depends largely on data – on invisible information harvested, searched, surveilled and acted on by corporations, governments, insurance companies, credit agencies and police departments – how are we to track it, let alone challenge it?

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TitleYou have a new memory
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletLondon Review of Books
Media typePrint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/10/18
DescriptionHal Foster’s Review of Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen by John P Jacob and Luke Skrebowski
URLhttps://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n19/hal-foster/you-have-a-new-memory
PersonsLuke Skrebowski