ScanOps is (or was) the internal department name for Google’s onsite book scanning contractors.
This new body of work is based on Google Books images in which software distortions, the imaging site, and the hands of ScanOps employees are visible.
Through varied analog versions of these images (image/sculptures, a book), I will further reassert the materiality that composes the digital, as well as the photographic support.
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Inkjet print on rag paper, painted frame, aluminum composite material
The photographs that I chose are Google Books images in which software distortions, the imaging site, and the hands of ScanOps employees are visible. They’re both indexical, and medium-specific. Their processes, digital manipulations, and material supports are folded within them. Because of the speed and volume with which Google is executing the Books project, they can't possibly identify and correct all of the disturbances in what is supposed to be a seamless interface. Removed "for me" The accidents then complicate the categorizations of “immaterial” and “informational” labor in the Information Technology sector.En ik vraag me dan af: mag Wilson dat boek wel verkopen? Mag hij zomaar geld verdienen aan de scans van Google?
Someone has to turn a page and press a button. The workers compose part of the photographic apparatus, which, conceived in a broad sense includes not only the machinery, but the social systems within which photography operates. The anonymous workers, electrons, Sergey and Larry, the pink finger condoms, infrared cameras, the auto-correction software, the ink on my rag paper prints, me, the capital required to fund the project - we're all in it. It's not a dematerialized image world.
De scanners van Google dragen gele badges
You win some, you lose some #wob #KB
Het Nederlandsch Archievenblad? Dat is science-fiction
Is Google goed voor geschiedenis?