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Curatorial A(i)gents | Living by Protocol: metaLAB in the Lightbox

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

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Curatorial A(i)gents | Living by Protocol: metaLAB in the Lightbox

Kim Albrecht, Watching Machines Loving Grace, 2021. Machine learning data, custom software, and digital images from the Harvard Art Museums American Professional Photographers Collection.

Curatorial A(i)gents presents a series of machine-learning-based experiments with museum collections and data developed by members and affiliates of metaLAB (at) Harvard, a creative research group working in the networked arts and humanities.

Long before computers came to pervade every aspect of modern life, museums were collecting, organizing, and storing data. The art museum is a kind of vast machine for making all types of objects interoperable, from Bronze Age figurines to contemporary works of performance art. Like our digital machines, museums engender experiences of wonder and discovery—and they’re also engines of bias, power, and invisibility.

During Spring 2022, metaLAB (at) Harvard will take up residency in the

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