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Algorithmic Sea: The Fluid Critical Making and Seeing of Color

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  • Gabriel Pereira
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  • Sarah Schorr
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  • Carlos de Oliveira, Brazil
Transparent. Translucent. Opaque. Reflective. What is the color of Water? Water is a reflecting pool for both the human and computational understanding of color. However, these perceptions are always partial and transforming. Through the critical, technical, and artistic making of our installation The Color of Water: Algorithmic Sea, we explore the sociotechnical perception of color, especially in how it is actualized through computer systems and their algorithms. If, as described by Carolyn Kane (2014), color is not about vision, but about a “system of control used to manage and discipline perception and thus reality,” then how do computers see color? Our installation seeks to spark reflection about seeing color inside, through, and in relation to the algorithmic sea.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Digital Review
Issue1
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Publication statusPublished - 2021

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