What if we used poetry and metaphor as metadata? Would a search for ‘eyes’ return images of stars?
Why, then, do we search a simple on-line image bank with such literal terms? Because the robots haven’t been taught our poetry. They only know the technical EXIF metadata and whatever descriptive adjectives they’ve been begrudgingly fed by underpaid (or unpaid) interns. But what if we write poetry for the robots? What if we used poetry and metaphor as metadata? Would a search for “eyes” return images of stars?
Neologic and Arizona State University
Planning and strategy, creative direction
Metaphor is not, and never has been, a mere literary term.
It is an event.”