A Taxonomy for VR

Eve Weston, CEO and founder of Los-Angeles based VR studio Exelauno told Stanford  students that she has developed a way to talk about VR — what she calls a “taxonomy” for VR. This taxonomy unpacks the emotional intensity of the VR experience into its key parts: Narrative (1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person?) Visual Options (Embodied

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Office Hours Announced for CJS Students

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce appointment-based office hours for students needing help in all things digital. This includes (but is not limited to) students seeking assistance with data and statistics, visualization, mapping, natural language processing, web products, immersive media, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Please book office hours at brwn.co/office-hours or by using

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Stanford Welcomes Washington Post’s Director of Engineering

Stanford welcomed Jeremy Bowers, Director of Engineering, at The Washington Post. Bowers and his team are ramping up for the 2020 election, focusing on political data projects including election restyles, congressional votes and campaign finance. Bowers spoke on October 15 to an interdisciplinary group of Stanford students (compute science, engineering and business, among others). He

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Stanford Welcomes Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson

On October 8, The Brown Institute at Stanford welcomed Wired magazine Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson who joined Stanford Brown Director, Maneesh Agrawala, for an in-depth conversation about the state of the media and technology. The two discussed  the trajectory of Thompson’s journalistic career – from The Washington Monthly, to The New Yorker.com, The Atavist, to Wired and

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Video Event Specification using Programmatic Composition

Authors Daniel Y. Fu, Will Crichton, James Hong, Xinwei Yao, Haotian Zhang, Anh Truong, Avanika Narayan, Maneesh Agrawala, Christopher Ré, Kayvon Fatahalian Abstract Many real-world video analysis applications require the ability to identify domain-specific events, such as interviews and commercials in TV news broadcasts, or action sequences in film. Unfortunately, pre-trained models to detect all

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Frameworks for Predicting the Next Big Trends in Tech

    Industry-shifting opportunities come along about every five-to-ten years. In this Sept. 24th conversation at Stanford, Ceci Stallsmith, Slack’s Director of Platform Marketing, outlined her methodology for detecting platform shifts before it’s too late to jump on a trend. Given that the media industry is incredibly trend-driven and that the impact of innovation seems

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