Innovation & Technology: Robot Readable World by Timo Arnall of BERG London

An experimental video by the Creative Director of BERG London, Timo Arnall, shows us how robots view reality and the human world.


An experimental video by the Creative Director of BERG London, Timo Arnall, shows us how robots view reality and the human world.

Inspired by an essay by Matt Jones – Principal at BERG London - Robot Readable World is a montage of pieced together CCTV footage of moving traffic and groups of people in the street.  It shows us how new computer software systems use algorithms to detect and recognize the faces and movement of people and vehicles inside video footage, and how computers then process these patterns into information that they can understand.

On the BERG blog, Matt Jones explains that as we increasingly use technology to track and manage our lives – from facial recognition on social networking sites, to vending machines that can detect your mood and reward you with food accordingly – computers are in turn beginning to think uniquely and create their own forms of visual language.

“Machine vision is becoming a design material alongside metals, plastics and immaterials. It’s something we need to develop understandings and approaches to, as we begin to design, build and shape the senses of our new artificial companions.”

Watch Arnall’s fascinating video here. – Samantha Fox


Innovation & Technology: Robot Readable World by Timo Arnall of BERG London
0 comments

Name
Email
Website
Please fill the required fields


Subscribe to WGSN

ad_banner1
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.

Related stories

Caleidoscopio Màgico (AKA the best playground in the world)

#CannesLions day four: Project Everyone, Unilever’s Keith Weed and retaining creativity

Root-to-stem thinking and easy wellness: Two minutes with Sustain The Glow

Dezeen: Designed in Hackney Day and New Super Store

Wallpaper*STORE blends content & commerce with the best of taste

Five things you know if you’re doing Christmas In July

Luna & Curious to hold "hands-on" workshops during London Design Festival

London: Inflorescence and Other Artefacts exhibition by Marcin Rusak

IKEA's new collection makes the ordinary extraordinary

Kelly Hoppen previews sparkling Christmas 2015 collection

The School of Life extends wellness retail range

Biscuiteers showcases round-the-world Christmas decorations at #ChristmasinJuly

PearsonLloyd designs a series of refined desktop organisers for Teknion

Galeries Lafayette: strawberries on the roof

Tonewood Maple innovates at Summer Fancy Food Show 2015

Chung Hae-Cho demonstrates how to make a lacquer vessel

Marcel Wanders' animated video brings Randstad Talents to life

Paperchase puts cool into Back To School

SHANGHAI: Airbnb x DongLiang - “Designers Home Project”

NeoCon 2015 - Editor's picks