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Archive for May, 2008

Charming to frightening: new uses for computer vision

I’m a lurker on the mailing list for OpenCV, a powerful open-source toolkit for computer vision. To judge from the wide range of posts on this list, the OpenCV community is extremely diverse — whether cut by geography, expertise, or occupation — and brings together people working across commerce, government, security, and the arts. The […]

CMU’s new “Master of Tangible Interaction Design”

I’m delighted to announce another new degree program in my university: the “Master of Tangible Interaction Design”, spearheaded by Professor Mark Gross, who also directs the Computational Design Lab at CMU. I’ll be one of the professors teaching in this progam, primarily in the areas of computation, interaction, and graphics. Here’s the full press release: Master of […]

Yo-Yo Ma’s Four Challenges for Future Learners (via Maeda)

Worth clipping, here’s a quick re-posting of Yo-Yo Ma’s “Four Challenges for Future Learners”, via John Maeda. (Maeda’s full retelling is here, at his RISD blog.) Make all communications memorable. Realize passion-driven education. Form disciplined imaginations. Foster empathy for all.

CMU’s new “Bachelor of Computer Science and Art”

I’m delighted to announce that CMU, where I teach, has just approved a unique new hybrid undergraduate degree program which combines Computer Science and the Arts. I had a hand in creating the new degree program, and I’ll be one of the principal academic advisors for these students.  Here’s the full text of the press […]