Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some reminders for Monday (after break) and an upcoming lecture.
What you need for Monday:
1) Read and post responses to the 2 readings: Denis Cosgrove's Carto City& Multidisciplinary Interaction Design for Alternative City Tourisms (workshop case study)
2) Psychogeographic walk: Look at/read this: John Krygier's notes on Psychogeography and the Body as a data collection device. Follow the directions provided on this Google Map.

Upcoming lecture:
Very much related to our conversations about gestural interfaces and implicit forms of communication is this lecture by Daniel Gatica Perez (details below):
Vlogcast yourself: Exploring nonverbal behavior in social media 
Video blogging (vlogging) has evolved from its "chat from your bedroom" initial format to a highly creative form of expression and communication, and represents one of the most popular types of user-generated content on sites like YouTube. Recent research in computational social media, including mining of blogs and online social networks, has made much progress on automatically analyzing text sources. However, human communication is more than the words we write: the nonverbal channel - gaze, facial expressions, body gestures and postures, prosody - plays a key role in the formation, maintenance, and evolution of a number of fundamental social constructs in face-to-face and remote communication settings.
In this talk, I will argue that the nonverbal channel available in vlogging opens several promising research lines in social media, and will present ongoing work towards automatic vlogger analysis from the nonverbal perspective.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011 
B02 Auditorium 
Coordinated Science Laboratory