TY - BOOK ID - 43394 TI - Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition AU - Lee-Morrison, Lila PY - 2019 SN - 9783839448465 9783837648461 DB - DOAB KW - Visual Culture KW - Machine Vision KW - Facial Recognition Technology KW - Biometrics KW - Art KW - Technology KW - Image KW - Media Aesthetics KW - Visual Studies KW - Media Art KW - Photography KW - Media Studies UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:43394 AB - Automated facial recognition algorithms are increasingly intervening in society. This book offers a unique analysis of these algorithms from a critical visual culture studies perspective. The first part of this study examines the example of an early facial recognition algorithm called »eigenface« and traces a history of the merging of statistics and vision. The second part addresses contemporary artistic engagements with facial recognition technology in the work of Thomas Ruff, Zach Blas, and Trevor Paglen. This book argues that we must take a closer look at the technology of automated facial recognition and claims that its forms of representation are embedded with visual politics. Even more significantly, this technology is redefining what it means to see and be seen in the contemporary world.