RECOGNIZED / NOT RECOGNIZED - LOOKING FOR THE POPULAR NEWS IMAGE ALGORYTHM, 2016

  • Can I find a algorythm for the successful newsphoto? Recognized / Not Recognized - looking for the popular news image algorythm, 2016
    Installation view at Museum of the Image, Breda

  • Can I find a algorythm for the successful newsphoto?Recognized / Not Recognized - looking for the popular news image algorythm, 2016
    Installation view at Museum of the Image, Breda




  • QUESTION:

    ‘What features determine ‘successfull’ news photos?’

    DATABASE:

    News images from a big news event have a wide range of variables but are in a way uniform - since they are all witness photographs – therefore the database for this study consists of an ideal set for a cross-sectional study.

    99% of the enormous amount of news images offered worldwide can be find inside the databases of the five largest pressagencies, since the smaller agencies are partners of them.

    SELECTION:

    From these five agencies all the newsphotos in relation to the twenty events that received the most coverage in the past five years are downloaded. This resulted in a database of approx. 850.000 news photos.

    MEASUREMENT:

    By using image recognition software from Google (and some proxies) it is determined how many times an individual image exists on the google indexed internet. In other words, the reproduction rate of each image is calculated to measure the success factor. By running the script the measured amount is automatically written behind the file name, therefore the files are easily split in two folders. ‘successful’ and ‘unsuccessful’.

    COMPARE:

    From a successful photo the unsuccessful versions taken at the same period ánd place are compared. The photo that looks the most similar ánd has a big difference in measured factor is compared with the successful version * For an extra inspection the amount of views each image got, is calculated by using a script in combination with hypestat.com.

    CLUSTER:

    From the results clusters are being made from certain universal composition rules that seems to emerge.


    RECOGNIZED / NOT RECOGNIZED - LOOKING FOR THE POPULAR NEWS IMAGE ALGORYTHM, 2016

    QUESTION:

    ‘What features determine ‘successfull’ news photos?’

    DATABASE:

    News images from a big news event have a wide range of variables but are in a way uniform - since they are all witness photographs – therefore the database for this study consists of an ideal set for a cross-sectional study.

    99% of the enormous amount of news images offered worldwide can be find inside the databases of the five largest pressagencies, since the smaller agencies are partners of them.

    SELECTION:

    From these five agencies all the newsphotos in relation to the twenty events that received the most coverage in the past five years are downloaded. This resulted in a database of approx. 850.000 news photos.

    MEASUREMENT:

    By using image recognition software from Google (and some proxies) it is determined how many times an individual image exists on the google indexed internet. In other words, the reproduction rate of each image is calculated to measure the success factor. By running the script the measured amount is automatically written behind the file name, therefore the files are easily split in two folders. ‘successful’ and ‘unsuccessful’.

    COMPARE:

    From a successful photo the unsuccessful versions taken at the same period ánd place are compared. The photo that looks the most similar ánd has a big difference in measured factor is compared with the successful version * For an extra inspection the amount of views each image got, is calculated by using a script in combination with hypestat.com.

    CLUSTER:

    From the results clusters are being made from certain universal composition rules that seems to emerge.

    Can I find a algorythm for the successful newsphoto? Recognized / Not Recognized - looking for the popular news image algorythm, 2016
    Installation view Museum of the Image, Breda

  • Can I find a algorythm for the successful newsphoto? Recognized / Not Recognized - looking for the popular news image algorythm, 2016
    Installation view Museum of the Image, Breda

  • Can I find a algorythm for the successful newsphoto? Recognized / Not Recognized - looking for the popular news image algorythm, 2016. Installation view Museum of the Image, Breda



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