Following on from two previous issues of Transbordeur—no 3 “Câble, copie code. Photographie et technologies de l’information” (2019) and no 7 “Images composites” (2023)—this issue aims to situate the phenomenon of algorithmic images within a history of technical images and an archaeology of visual and photographic media. For example, it will trace the history of deep learning algorithms applied to images, and the datasets used to train them. It will also involve situating the criteria adopted to invent and deploy these technologies in a historical perspective. In order to understand the historical depth of a phenomenon that we all too often tend to confine to our immediate present, the years 1980-1990 will be particularly examined, given that the advances we are seeing before our eyes are the consequences of successful experiments or failures experienced at the time of the first, vast development of software technologies and the internet.
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