Decision Space

intervention, website, 2016

Launched in October 2016 on the website of The Photographers’ Gallery, Decision Space marked the beginning of a series of works raising questions around photography, big-data, surveillance, the hidden manual labor behind artificial intelligence and the biases embedded in algorithmic systems.

In Decision Space, visitors were invited to assign all the images available on the gallery’s website to one of four categories: Problem, Solution, Past and Future. Additionally to overlaying all images on the gallery’s website with the classification system, provided a focused environment for further decision- and click-work on the dataset.

This assignment process of almost 30.000 clicks resulted in a new conceptual dataset for machine learning and machine vision: This is the Problem, the Solution, the Past and the Future.

Commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery