Presentation at CMU’s Computational Thinking Seminar Series (2009): “From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism”
From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers
April 21, 2009.
(see the video of this presentation)
Our consumption of images (photography/video) continues to grow with the pervasiveness of computing (networking, mobile and media) technologies into our daily lives. Everyone now has a mobile camera, and digital image capture, processing, and sharing has become ubiquitous in our society. This has led to a significant impact on we want to (a) create novel scenes, (b) share our experiences with images, and (c) interact with large amounts of images and videos from many sources. In this talk, I will start with a brief overview of series of ongoing efforts in the analysis of images and videos for rendering novel scenes, interacting with images/videos and collaboratively authoring new content. I will describe some work on video-based rendering and synthesizing novel videos (and scenes) and highlight the technical contributions being made in areas of Computational Photography and Video.