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The Filter Bubble: Is It Real? Does It Matter?

An article reviewing whether search engines et al. isolate us from unusual ideas and beliefs through a "filter bubble".

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/25/2015

Video for "Exascale Computing and Big Data"

An interview with ACM Fellow Daniel Reed about the division between exaflop supercomputing and exabyte data management -- and how each field can inform the other. With lots of B-roll, thanks to staff and faculty throughout the University of Iowa.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/25/2015

Video for "Michael Stonebraker, 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient"

Similar to the video I produced last year to celebrate 2013 recipient Leslie Lamport, this one describes highlights from the career of this venerable name in relational database science.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/21/2015

Video for "Optimization as Motion Selection Principle in Robot Action"

An interview with two French roboticists, with a demonstration of how a humanoid robot actualizes their research.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 04/23/2015

Video for "Sketch-Thru-Plan"

A researcher and a military expert at Adapx discuss how they speed up battlefield planning with "multi-modal input" that marries speech, sketch, and writing.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 03/23/2015

Video for "Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid"

Adobe researcher Sylvain Paris explains how a new method of combining Gaussian and Laplacian pyramids results in image filters that can enhance details without distorting edges.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Car Talk

Article about vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, touching on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) efforts, government involvement, and models that feature V2V technologies.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Video for "Hacking Nondeterminism with Induction and Coinduction"

Videojournalism about a new method for comparing the processes called "finite-state machines" that underlie much of computer science.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 01/28/2015

Energy Harvesting Extends Life of Small Devices

Article about using power gathered from radio waves, heat, and motion to power small devices such as sensors and cell phones.

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Tue, 01/06/2015

Video for "Distributed Information Processing in Biological and Computational Systems"

Videojournalism introducing a paper that outlines how both computers and members of natural communities (such as ants, birds, and cells) cooperate.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/23/2014

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