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FLORIAN FREIER

UNTITLED SNAPCHATS

I‘m interested in the way augmented reality technology, facial recognition and algorithmic image processing are changing the way we use and see photography. Mostly recognized augmented reality filters in instant messaging apps clearly seem to blur the border between photography, painting and other visual media in a way that often seems to quote the visual habits of previous historical styles in a delightful way. On the other hand, the same technology of image recognition and automated image processing which is also supporting high-tech military operations, drone attack targeting systems and CCTV surveillance cameras. While apps like Snapchat did a great job in bringing these technologies mainstream to a general audience, they have also settled a broad acceptance instead of generating a critical dialogue that might be crucial for a better understanding and control of how they will change our world in recent future.


FLORIAN FREIER
Born 1979, Munich, Germany.
Lives and works in Munich and Barcelona.