Marianna Guernieri
February 26, 2018
Books and music Concept

Multi-disciplinary designer and researcher Philipp Schmitt created a photobook curated by a computer. The human editor is replaced by computer vision tools that select photos from an archive of pictures.

His Computed Curation project takes machine learning based image recognition tools to the next level with more complex inputs than the existing recognizing systems. As Schmitt explains, “by urging the viewer to constantly speculate on the logic behind its arrangement, the photobook teaches how to see the world through the eyes of an algorithm. This often leads to bizarre and sometimes poetic captions, tags and connections.”

Philipp Schmitt is a multi-disciplinary designer interested in relationships of technology and society. Find out more on his work here.

Computer Curation
Researcher: Philipp Schmitt
Credits: all images via
Year: 2017