Self-Portrait

From Rhizome Artbase
Ethan Ham
2006
Description

The photos in Self-Portrait come from a software search through the millions of photos on flickr.com. Using facial-recognition, the software seeks out photos that are likely to contain the artist Ethan Ham. Self-Portrait takes the mechanical process of photography and extends the machine's role to include editorial selection.

Ethan Ham
15 December 2006
Rhizome staff

The photos in Self-Portrait come from a software search through the millions of photos on flickr.com. Using facial-recognition, the software seeks out photos that are likely to contain the artist Ethan Ham. Self-Portrait takes the mechanical process of photography and extends the machine's role to include editorial selection.
"Self-Portrait" is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Ethan Ham
15 December 2006
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Variant History
outside link
2006
open submission
15 December 2006
Ethan Ham