The Photographer’s Lens: How Do We Define Beauty?
Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
We always hear how beauty is in the eye of the beholder — what about, more specifically, in the eye of the photographer? How we view aesthetics varies from person to person, and “beauty” can have a completely different definition for people of different backgrounds. And what happens to perceptions of beauty in the age of social media? Some might value black and white photos online, while others appreciate the expression on a face or asymmetry. Miriam Redi, a research scientist at Yahoo, Ramzi Rizk, Co-Founder & CTO of EyeEm, and Danielle Strle, Director of Culture and Trends, will share how they classify beauty in photography amidst tech developments, the mobile revolution and generational shifts like the selfie generation.
Dir of Culture & Trends
Miriam Redi is a Research Scientist at Yahoo London. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia analysis and computational advertising. In particular, she explores ways to automaticall...Show the rest
Miriam Redi is a Research Scientist at Yahoo London. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia analysis and computational advertising. In particular, she explores ways to automatically assess visual aesthetics and creativity, and exploit the power of computer vision in the context of web, social media, and culture understanding. Miriam got her Ph.D. at the Multimedia group in EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis. After obtaining her PhD, she was a Postdoc in the Social Media group at Yahoo Labs Barcelona. Since then, she maintains collaborations with main academic research groups from both the multimedia and the social media communities.Hide the rest
Co Founder & CTO
Ramzi Rizk (@ramz) is a CoFounder and CTO of EyeEm. Before founding EyeEm, Ramzi was a doctoral candidate researching privacy in Social Media, and afterwards leading engineering teams focused on mo...Show the rest
Ramzi Rizk (@ramz) is a CoFounder and CTO of EyeEm. Before founding EyeEm, Ramzi was a doctoral candidate researching privacy in Social Media, and afterwards leading engineering teams focused on mobile and web innovations. Ramzi is a passionate software architect, photographer and pianist. Together with his team at EyeEm, he organizes @PhotoHackDay, a global hackathon focusing on Photography. Ramzi loves product, scalable architecture, and the magical space where product, engineering and business meet.
EyeEm is a global community and marketplace for real photography. With a community of more than 15 million, EyeEm is a place for photographers of any ability to share, interact, and learn more about photography. Through EyeEm’s photo Missions, Market and global exhibitions, the community showcases their work to brands, individuals and any other third parties interested in licensing images. There are currently over 60 million images on the platform. EyeEm Vision, launched in 2014, is EyeEm's proprietary Deep Learning powered Computer Vision framework that can accurately recognize ~20'000 individual concepts, as well as automatically rank photos based on their aesthetic qualities.Hide the rest