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Computationally Modeling Human Emotion

Videojournalism about how researchers are teaching computers to understand the processes that create human emotion, possibly leading to better decisions and human-computer interfaces.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 11/26/2014

Scene Understanding by Labeling Pixels

Videojournalism about algorithms that help computers recognize objects within an image, and undestand the scene itself.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 10/27/2014

Video for "Reading News with Maps"

Videojournalism about a system at http://newsstand.umiacs.umd.edu/ that interprets newsfeeds, placing items on a map (among other things).

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Tue, 09/23/2014

Video for "Moving Portraits"

Videojournalism about turning photo collections into movie-like "Face Movies", via a system that's been incorporated into Google's Picasa photo program. (Many thanks to guest interviewer Teresa Meek.)

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Fri, 08/22/2014

Appearance on "Authored Content" show, talking about Bitcoin

I talk off the cuff about the popular cryptocurrency with fellow lynda.com authors Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Ray Villalobos on their Google Hangout show, "Authored Content".

Screenshot taken during my presentation
Date of publication: 
Fri, 07/18/2014

Video for "Efficient Maximum Flow Algorithms"

Videojournalism about the applications of, and solutions to, the "maximum-flow/minimum-cut" problem, which affects surprisingly diverse fields. As before, I did most of this, with the help of two shooters.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/24/2014

Up and Running with Bitcoin

Description by lynda.com: "Understand the basics of bitcoin, the popular virtual currency, and then learn the nuances of bitcoin transactions and security issues that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Tom Geller addresses both the big and small issues swirling around bitcoin right now, and prepares you to use or accept bitcoin as a currency for your transactions. Discover how bitcoin compares to US dollars and other forms of money; how to send, receive, and "mine" it; and how to protect and track your bitcoin transactions.

Screenshot from Up and Running with Bitcoin
Date of publication: 
Tue, 06/24/2014

Video for "Community Sense and Response Systems: Your Phone as Quake Detector"

Videojournalism about a program at Caltech that collects seismic data through the cell phones of volunteers throughout the Los Angeles area. I did pretty much everything -- shooting, editing, titles, narration, audio, intro music -- with the help of an experienced primary cameraperson.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 06/30/2014

Video for the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award

A celebration of the life work of Leslie Lamport, recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award. I did production, direction, editing, voiceover, and most of the shooting. Promoted in the article at http://cacm.acm.org/news/175166-general-agreement/fulltext , and presented at the awards banquet.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/22/2014

Radio appearance on "Oh Oberlin" show, WOBC

One-hour appearance talking about... stuff. With Peter Comings.

Just a random photo of Oberlin -- the Apollo Theatre
Date of publication: 
Sat, 04/26/2014

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