|Applications, social networks and platforms incorporate image
recognition algorithms capable of identifying objects and "learning"
over time. A silent machinery of categorization that carries with it
biases and normative conventions. This hyperproduction of images and
information seems to reduce the world to a copy of itself, resembling
the map to the territory, eradicating shadows and mysteries in an
interface without contradictions.
"Show me a ghost" is a photographic series made up of descriptions generated by computer vision systems. Most of these image recognition techniques work with a very similar structure, consisting of tree-shaped categories, the main references being the projects developed from Stanford and Princeton universities: the WordNet hierarchy and the ImageNet image bank.
The series shows how a computer vision system interprets the representation of a ghost, an element that does not appear in the "ImageNet" categories and that is currently undetectable in the eyes of the algorithm.