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A singular starting photo is reverse searched through Google images. Algorithms analyse the colours, forms and composition of the image to produce a selection of ‘visually similar images’.

When Google’s algorithms mis-read an image, they produce a set of images that look similar but depict something new. These mistakes are what builds the narrative of the slideshow, moving the search across different kinds of imagery. I select which of the similar images offered to add to the slideshow - by selecting an image that contains a new detail or slightly different semiotics you can introduce new information to the algorithms, moving the search in that direction.

Twinned frames lifted from the ‘AI Vision Essay‘. The prints are images #78 and #79 of the essay. Each frame contains 2 prints on semi translucent paper, the original image and a cropped version to fit the narrative of the essay, these edits are made visible by their stacking together.

They document the moment the algorithm mistook images of everyday people falling over on iced over city pavements for the figures of professional figure skaters.

The title references glimpses into this essay, moments of signifiance or pivot moments, periscopes also reference alternate kinds of vision, seeing what is or isnt in front of you, and technology for enhanced seeing.