|15 Mar 2024
|Room GR06, English Faculty, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
An event organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities
Please note, that tickets are available but not required for this exhibition.
Am I normal? and Dreamy Cops are two artworks which investigate notions of AI, including Computer Vision, surveillance, the human body and normativity. The first, Am I normal?, is an interactive installation reflecting on body control in public spaces through computer vision technologies. The second, Dreamy Cops, questions the interplay between analysis and synthesis in AI, and the impact of university research in the development of surveillance technologies (see a short demo). For the Cambridge Festival, these artworks will be placed side by side in a common space, letting viewers experience how surveillance technologies can affect behaviours and bodies
Tristan Dot is a second-year PhD student in digital art history at the University of Cambridge. He is working on 19th-century textile patterns in Great Britain, their diversification and diffusion through the Jacquard loom and grammars of ornaments. He is also interested in the epistemology, and long historiography of digital art history – in particular, its links with formalism and structuralism. Before starting his PhD, Tristan studied Art History, Mathematics and Computer Science in Paris. He received an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from ENS Paris-Saclay, a BA & MA (1) in Art History from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and worked as a research engineer in Digital Humanities at the Paris Observatory. He occasionally takes part in artistic projects involving computer vision and critical AI. His research is funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.