Icons (2008)

I find it interesting to notice how easy it is to recognize icons even if they are deleted from the scene. This project looks at how software, specifically computer vision software, would recognize icons. What does it mean for software to detect icons? To decide to remove them. It turns out removing a 1970 VW beetle, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson or a Coco-Cola bottle from their respective videos does not render them invisible.

Stills below

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