Photographic Cues

An AI driven exploration by Keziah MacNeill with The New Real

PHOTOGRAPHIC CUES is a project by Keziah MacNeill in collaboration with The New Real commissioned by Edinburgh Futures Institute and Edinburgh College of Art as a part of The New Real Observatory.

This artwork explores the future of the photographic image in an algorithmic age, and brings to view a speculative fictional future in which features of the natural landscape such as the body of water in a Scottish loch are the only remaining form of analogue lens.

Creating a dialogue between artificial intelligence and photographic apparatus the work considers how imaginative case studies may perform as remote discussions towards environmentally benign scenarios.

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The New Real Observatory is a partnership between University of Edinburgh, The Alan Turing Institute and Edinburgh’s Festivals.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Towards Turing 2.0 and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Artist Keziah Macneill 

Technical/Creative Lead Mickey van Olst 

Creative Coding/Design Eduardo Maluf de Campos 

Project Consultant Aurélien Krieger 

With The New Real