This Artist Wants To Show You How Machines “See” Music

February 3, 2017
This article originally appeared in The FADER

The FADER interviews Trevor Paglen about his Sight Machine collaboration with Obscura.

“The software makes an image that shows us what the algorithm thinks is interesting in a particular image or what it’s interpreting. That’s what you’re seeing projected behind the performers.”

“Pier 70 is actually going to be Obscura Digital’s new headquarters. They have a connection to the building. They have a very similar background as I do as an artist. Their founders had bands and punk rock shows in warehouses, and the company evolved from that, as well. It’s nice to work with old school, San Francisco artsy people on it.”

Read the whole interview on The FADER

By Will Chase