Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Jesse Fulton: Everybody’s Google and OCR (Ocular Character Recognition)

Re-purposes personalized Google search results to explore the company’s underlying models of the Internet.

Jesse Fulton

These two projects explore the relationship between the digital archiving of culture and technology’s impact on culture. Everybody’s Google repurposes personalized Google search results to explore the company’s underlying models of the Internet that are fundamental in deciding which information it presents to its users. Ocular Character Recognition reconstructs digital text documents into files undecipherable by computer algorithms, yet understandable to humans. In a reversal of the reCAPTCHA project, OCR creates these reinterpretations through the same algorithms used to transform Western literary artifacts into digital text files.

 

DANM MFA 2012 Exhibition

Year: 
2012