Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017)
in collaboration with Dries Depoorter

The first prototype of an A.I. powered camera
that only makes award winning pictures.

This A.I. powered camera, without a viewfinder or a screen, has been trained by all previous winning World Press Photo’s of the Year, from 1955 to the present. Based on the identification of labeled patterns, the camera is programmed to recognise, make and save only winning photos, which are automatically uploaded to the dedicated website: trophy.camera

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Braakland, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium, April 2017. Max Pinckers is affiliated as a researcher to KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent. Trophy Camera is part of his research project that was financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent, Belgium.

Reference texts & reviews:
Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X, online, 2017
Katherine Oktober Matthews, GUP Magazine, The Netherlands, August 2017
Diana Budds, Co.Design, online, May 2017

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Trophy Camera v0.9
Raspberry Pi Zero W, Full HD Camera Module for RaspberryPi,
5000mAh powerbank, Monochrome 128x32 SPI OLED graphic display,
plastic casing, 115 x 85 x 191 mm
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Trophy Camera v0.9, Braakland, FOMU, Antwerp, 2017
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output
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Deep Learning-Based Image Recognition
World Press Photo Award: Photo of the Year 1955-2017
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Deep Learning-Based Image Recognition
World Press Photo Award: Photo of the Year 1955-2017
excerpt of documentation
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output
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Accumulated Confidence Values per Label of Deep Learning-Based Image Recognition
World Press Photo Award: Photo of the Year 1955-2017
documentation
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