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Vincent Thornhill

VINCENT THORNHILL is a designer, educator at Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), and PhD student at LUCA School of Arts (BE). His design and research practice explores the ways in which emerging technological infrastructures re-shape our experience of the world, each other, and ourselves, with a focus on digital imaging technologies and AI systems. His work takes the form of visual and written narratives, including guided meditation of the virtuality of our senses (One with Representation, Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2017), short fictions on the autonomy of technology (The Bestiary of Autonomous Machines, 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, 2018), and the use of deepfakes to introduce notions of institutional doubt (Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, 2019). As a mentor in the Information Design Masters at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he helps students to challenge prescribed narratives about emerging digital technologies; opening space for alternative understandings of, and potentialities in this technology. His PhD research investigates how visual, and ideological ideals manifest within the programming of data-driven image optimisation processes.