Algorithmic Animal Gaze
Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with expectations or predictions.(1)
These images are of my body, sorted by how predictable each parcel is to an algorithm that analyzes for compression. Least predictable is sorted from the top left outwards.
Fascinatingly, the features the computational eye found interesting ended up being the same features human eyes like to dwell on- eyes, lips, breasts, vulva, fingers, nose.
This set of drawings explore the computational and cognitive eye, as it relates to bodies, vision, cognition, perception. They were made with computational assistance from Doug von Kohorn.