Just did a session at the Future Media Fest at GA Tech on Computational Journalism. Journalism and related aspects information gathering, verification and distribution have significantly changed in recent times with the growth and pervasiveness of Computation, Information, and Networking Technologies. In this session, we will discuss how computation is now completely embedded into each […]
Happy 2010! In Spring Term 2010, I am teaching the following two classes. Computation + Journalism (CS 4464 / CS 6465) This class is aimed at understanding the computational and technological advancements in the area of journalism. Primary focus is on the study of technologies for developing new tools for (a) sense-making from diverse news information […]
Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps with Dynamic Information Abstract We introduce methods for augmenting aerial visualizations of Earth (from tools such as Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth) with dynamic information obtained from videos. Our goal is to make Augmented Earth Maps that visualize the live broadcast of dynamic sceneries within a city. We propose different […]
N. Diakopoulos PhD Thesis (2009): Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video"
Title: Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video Author: Diakopoulos, Nicholas A. Abstract Information quality corresponds to the degree of excellence in communicating knowledge or intelligence and encompasses aspects of validity, accuracy, reliability, bias, transparency, and comprehensiveness among others. Professional news, public relations, and user generated content alike all have their own subtly different information […]
Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?, TIME Magazine, by MATT VILLANO, June 8, 2009 EXCERPT “At the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a three-year-old program in “computational journalism” helps computer-science majors study how journalists gather, organize and utilize information, then take these workflows and see how technology can make the processes easier.” Full article here. Also […]
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 Irfan Essa Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers April 21, 2009. (see the video of this presentation) Abstract Our consumption of images (photography/video) continues to grow with the pervasiveness of computing (networking, mobile and media) technologies into our daily lives. Everyone […]
Presentation at Duke University (2009): "Computation & Journalism: The Impact of Technology on Journalism, Information Quality, and Civic Literacy"
Talk/Presentation at Duke University, Jan 27, 2009. Hosted by James Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University Computation & Journalism: The Impact of Technology on Journalism, Information Quality, and Civic Literacy Irfan Essa Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers Fundamentally, journalism is the process of collecting […]
“Deep Throat Meets Data Mining” by JOHN MECKLIN Dec 23, 2008 in Miller-McCune “If you pay passing attention to the media landscape, you know that most mainstream news outlets have had their business models undermined by the digital revolution. As their general-interest monopolies have been pillaged by niche online competitors, traditional news organizations have lost revenue […]
Paper: ACM Multimedia (2008) "Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game"
N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, I. Essa (2008), “Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game.” In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2008. Vancouver, BC, CANANDA [Project Link] ABSTRACT We have developed an audio-based casual puzzle game which produces a time-stamped transcription of spokenaudio as a by-product of play. Our evaluation […]