M-ITI's Team at the Vision Workshop, that took place on January 25th and 26th.
M-ITI’s professor, Valentina Nisi is one of the guest speakers in the Creative Colab’16 seminar. This event will take place on the 5th of February 2016 at 14h30, in UPTEC-PINC (Praça Coronel Pacheco 2, 4050-453 Porto), and it’s open to the public.
Creative Colab ’16 is an invitation to explore and discuss various perspectives on digital media, drawn from the intersections between creativity and collaboration. The discussion unfolds on three main vectors: audience+market, interaction, and storytelling. Following a seminar structure, three guests present diverse views on each subject, offering their viewpoints as researchers and practitioners in digital media. You are encouraged to partake in a final roundtable with the speakers, moderated by Daniel Catalão, with your own interrogations. This moment aims at identifying new questions and concerns, brought by emerging technologies into the fields of creativity and collaboration.
This seminar is an initiative of students from the Digital Media Doctoral Program at Universidade do Porto, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, and the University of Texas at Austin, with the generous Support of UPTEC-PINC.
Ana Correia de Barros
Audience + market
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The 7 Stories project, developed by M-ITI researchers, is going to be exhibited in the DEEP DESIGN: Pace, Place, and Personhood exhibition in Detroit, US, this friday 15th of January 2016.
Deep Design: Pace, Place and Personhood is an international exhibition of new multimedia designs, n Detroit, in the Elaine L. Jacobs gallery, at the Wayne State university campus, open to the public from the 15th to the 25th of March 2016. This exhibition is presented by the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and History and the Elaine L. Jacob gallery, and gathers projects from designers, architects and urbanists, who stand out for their creativity and for challenging the way how design is done today.
The project 7 Stories was part of the Madeira Live, and was led by M-ITI, in partnership with NOS Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo and the Carnegie Mellon University.
The 7 Stories project associates new technologies with the dissemination of Madeiran old stories and traditions, and consists of a mobile application. This software works in smartphones, and uses GPS and visual markers to put video and multimedia content in open spaces. With this software, the user’s smartphone vibrates every time he/she passes by a place associated with a story, and receives an indication to search for a marker (consisting of a small image attached to a wall). Then, the user has to point his smartphone to the marker, and automatically receives the video with the story. Each story is related to the place that the user is.
The innovative approach based on interactive storytelling and content aware narratives, of 7 Stories, was successfully demonstrated in the region of Madeira, with the Santa Maria Stories. This action captured and exposed the rich oral culture and traditions of Madeira, for a large audience, with a particular focus on tourists. This successful project is the result of the international partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. This project increased M-ITI’s innovativation skills, and is already contributing to the improvement of the tourists user experience in Madeira.
This research work was headed by Professor Valentina Nisi, and developed during the master in Computer Engineering of the researcher Mara Dionisio.
Congratulations to Simone Ashby whose paper, "The AMI Meeting Corpus: A Pre-announcement", was awarded the ACM ICMI (International Conference on Multimodal Interaction) Ten-Year Technical Impact Award in November 2015!
The paper was published in the proceedings of Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (MLMI) 2005, and has received 160 citations, excluding self-citations.
In the paper, the authors describe a multi-modal data set of 100 hours of meeting recordings for a project aimed at developing meeting browsing technologies. The corpus was recorded using close-talking and far-field microphones, individual and room-view video cameras, projection, a whiteboard, and DigiPens, all with synchronized output signals. They describe the data set, including the rationale behind using elicited material, and explain how the material was recorded, transcribed and annotated.
The full list of authors is:
Jean Carletta, Simone Ashby, Sebastien Bourban, Mike Flynn, Mael Guillemot, Thomas Hain, Jaroslav Kadlec, Vasilis Karaiskos, Wessel Kraaij, Melissa Kronenthal, Guillaume Lathoud, Mike Lincoln, Agnes Lisowska, Iain McCowan, Wilfried Post, Dennis Reidsma, and Pierre Wellner.
To learn more visit http://icmi.acm.org/2015/index.php?id=award