Alum Trevor Paglen's Art Acquired by Stanford's Denning House

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Art Acquired by Stanford's Denning House

Trevor Paglen's two dye sublimation prints were recently acquired by Stanford University's Denning House.

Paglen's “Matterhorn (How to See Like a Machine) Brute-Force Descriptor Matcher; Scale Invariant Feature Transform” (2016) and “Lake Tenaya Maximally Stable Extremal” (2016) are meant to search for understanding in the way machines process images, and the difference between recognition and understanding. His work will be on display on both floors of the building and is available for public viewing in the spring.

These prints were acquired alongside Ursula von Rydingsvard's 17-foot sculpture, "MOCNA."

From the article:

“The Denning House Collection is meant to incorporate contemporary art into the daily experience of the scholars, contributing to their formation as thoughtful and humanistic leaders,” said Roberta Bowman Denning. “In addition to close encounters with a growing art collection, scholars will also have multiple opportunities for informal engagement with artists making an impact in our contemporary culture.”

Read more about the art pieces here.