Julian Palacz

algorithmic search for love

search algorithm, film collection, input desk, projection ⋅ 2010

In a time in which digital cultural assets far outweigh analog, the ease with which we can now amass and exchange material has resulted in large personal collections of media data (music, films, series etc.). Julian Palacz has devised and developed a search engine that is able to enter text to search personal film and video archives for spoken language. An individual collection of films thus becomes a database of keywords and every spoken word or phrase in the archives can be searched. By entering a sentence like “i love her”, all film or video clips with this phrase will be shown in sequence. The selection of keywords therefore determines the process of resequencing image and sound in the film material. Algorithmic search for love creates an algorithm that unfurls for the viewer new possibilities for audiovisual narratives.

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