Posters at Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Poster Session

Colin Wheelock and Kedar Reddy just presenter their final posters at the Calit2 Summer Undergraduate poster session.

Kedar Reddy Summer 2009 Calit2 Fellowship poster presentation

Kedar Reddy presented the poster "Mapping the Song-Dance Sequences of Telugu Cinema." The poster summarized his application of cultural analytic techniques to a collection of 52 video of song-dance sequences taken from 13 movies over the course of six decades (1950s-2000s). His visualizations included image scatterplots, dissimilarity matrices, audio classification bargraphs, hue sparklines, and other forms of information visualization. Kedar's work identified three periods of similar work, a trend towards greater diversity of form over time, and a few key outlier scenes that were highly dissimilar from the others.

Colin Wheelock Summer 2009 Calit2 Fellowship poster presentation

Colin Wheelock presented the poster "Understanding the Game: using image processing techniques to study video game play session." The poster summaries his analysis of 10 video games over the course of three decades, focusing how extracting basic feature metrics such as motion and color from gameplay, segmenting gameplay sequences by scene or shot, classifying shots by "interactive / non-interactive" modality, and summarizing and characterizing the variability and differences of interactivity in gampeplay over genre and time.

Seminar in Brazil about Lev Manovich's theory

The Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos) promoted a Special Seminar (Aula Aberta) about the work of Professor Lev Manovich. Three keynote speakers talked about Manovich's theories on New Media, Software Studies and Cultural Analytics and introduced majors ideas about his work and projects.
The Seminar was opened by Cicero Silva, coordinator of the Software Studies group in Brazil.
Video of the seminar and website:



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SIGGRAPPH09 Info-aesthetics exhibition posters

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We completed two posters for SIGGRAPH 2009 Info-Aesthetics exhibition. The posters show some of the analytical and visualization techniques we have been developing in Software Studies lab as part of our work on Cultural Analytics. Each poster was printed at 100x60 inches.


GAMES POSTER ("HOW WE PLAY"):
design: Sergie Magdalin (UCSD undergraduate student)
data collection, analysis, visualization:
Colin Wheelock (UCSD undergraduate student; Calit2 summer 2009 undergraduate researcher)
Jeremy Douglass (Post-doctoral researcher, Software Studies Initiative, Calit2 + UCSD)


VIDEO POSTER ("MEDIA SPECIES"):
design: Sergie Magdalin (UCSD undergraduate student)
data collection, analysis, visualization:
Tara Zepel (UCSD Visual Arts PhD student)
Kedar Reddy (UCSD undergraduate student; Calit2 summer 2009 undergraduate researcher)
Lev Manovich (Director, Software Studies Initiative, Calit2 + UCSD)

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