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Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab – exploring the future of storytelling
The Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab (aka Columbia DSL) designs stories for the 21st Century. We build on a diverse range of creative and research practices originating in fields from the arts, humanities and technology. But we never lose sight of the power of a good story. Technology, as a creative partner, has always shaped the ways in which stories are found and told. In the 21st Century, for example, the mass democratization of creative tools — code, data and algorithms — have changed the relationship between creator and audience. The Columbia DSL, therefore, is a place of speculation, of creativity, and of collaboration between students and faculty from across the University. New stories are told here in new and unexpected ways.
Columbia_University  storytelling  lab  immersive 
january 2019 by stacker
What Is the future of data sharing? - Consumer Mindsets and the Power…
Detailed results of Aimia research into consumer attitudes towards data sharing. According to this research of 8000 consumers, 67% have taken steps to protect their data, including 'dirtying' the data they provide companies. It finds - surprise! surprise! - that the way forward for companies in the digital age is through trust, control, value, and transparency.
Aimia  Columbia_University  trust  transparency  control  data-sharing 
november 2015 by Ctrl-Shift
Cider: Native Execution of iOS Apps on Android
Cider is an operating system compatibility architecture that can run applications built for different mobile ecosystems, iOS or Android, together on the same smartphone or tablet. Cider enhances the domestic operating system, Android, of a device with kernel-managed, per-thread personas to mimic the application binary interface of a foreign operating system, iOS, enabling it to run unmodified foreign binaries. This is accomplished using a novel combination of binary compatibility techniques including two new mechanisms: compile-time code adaptation, and diplomatic functions. Compile-time code adaptation enables existing unmodified foreign source code to be reused in the domestic kernel, reducing implementation effort required to support multiple binary interfaces for executing domestic and foreign applications. Diplomatic functions leverage per-thread personas, and allow foreign applications to use domestic libraries to access proprietary software and hardware interfaces.
Columbia_University  Apple_iPhone_Development  Google_Android_Development  Google_Android  Apple_iPhone  Mobile_Development 
may 2014 by GameGamer43
10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections « TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics
It’s common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don’t have the time or resources to visit in person. That’s why [...]
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education  university  Berkeley  Columbia_University  Cornell_University  Dickinson_College  duke_university  E-Book_Digitization_Program  Harvard_University  oxford_university  Penn  Penn_Museum  Stanford_University  university_collections  University_of_California_Berkeley  University_of_Pennsylvania  University_of_Texas  books 
january 2013 by rwhe
10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections
It’s common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don’t have the time or resources to visit in person. That’s why [...]
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education  university  Berkeley  Columbia_University  Cornell_University  Dickinson_College  duke_university  E-Book_Digitization_Program  Harvard_University  oxford_university  Penn  Penn_Museum  Stanford_University  university_collections  University_of_California_Berkeley  University_of_Pennsylvania  University_of_Texas  from google
december 2012 by johnfromberkeley
Scientist at Work Blog: First Snow and a Rush to Finish
With snow falling heavily in the Bhutan Himalaya, most of the camp moves to a lower, safer site while Aaron Putnam's team sets out to complete its final scientific objectives.
Putnam_David  Rock_and_Stone  climate  moraine_ridges  Snow_and_Snowstorms  rocks  Aaron_Putnam  Bhutan  David_Putnam  Columbia_University  Glaciers  Global_Positioning_System  Himalaya  from google
november 2012 by rcr1956
Scientist at Work Blog: First Snow and a Rush to Finish
With snow falling heavily in the Bhutan Himalaya, most of the camp moves to a lower, safer site while Aaron Putnam's team sets out to complete its final scientific objectives.
Putnam_David  Rock_and_Stone  climate  moraine_ridges  Snow_and_Snowstorms  rocks  Aaron_Putnam  Bhutan  David_Putnam  Columbia_University  Glaciers  Global_Positioning_System  Himalaya 
november 2012 by rr1956
Taxi!
Taxi! is an analytical model that maps the trip data for 10,000 taxi rides over the course of 24 hours. Geographic location data for the origin and destination of each ride is combined with waypoint data collected from the Google Maps API in order to generate a geographically accurate representation of the trip. We used data from taxi rides originating or ending in the neighborhoods of Lincoln center or Bryant Park. The visualization recreates a ‘breathing’ map of Manhattan based on the migration of vehicles across the city over a period of 24 hours, displaying periods of intensity, density and decreased activity.

This project was a collaboration between Tom McKeogh, Eliza Montgomery and Juan F Saldarriaga. It was done for SEARCH class taught by Mark Collins and Toru Hasegawa (Proxy), at GSAPP, Columbia University, Fall 2011.

We acknowledge the support of the CUNY High Performance Computing Center under NSF Grants No. CNS-0855217 and No. CNS-0958379.

For any additional information please contact Juan Francisco Saldarriaga at jfs2118@columbia.edu

Music by Rob Viola statikluft.com/
Columbia_University  data_visualization  Google_Maps  GSAPP  New_York_City  Processing  Transportation  After_Effects  Excel  Processing  from google
february 2012 by roomthily
Our Future Looks Fat: Study Predicts Nearly Half the U.S. Population Will be Obese by 2030
Photo: Tobyotter
The results of a new study by public health researchers at Columbia University and Oxford University forecasts that by 2030, there will be an additional 65 million obese adults living in the U. S., and 11 million more in the U.K. That would bring the U.S. obese population up from 99 million to 164 million, roughly half the population.

The findings suggest that as a result, medical costs associated with the treatment of preventable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer) will increase somewhere between $48 billion and $66 billion per year, in the U.S. alone

The study, published in the Aug. 27 issue of The Lancet, was led by Y. Claire Wang of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. From Slash Food comes this map of obesity rates by state. Currently, roughly one-third of Americans are obese. Any guesses as to what this map will look like in 2030?

Ans here are some of the study’s depressing highlights:

In the U.S.:

Obesity prevalence among men would rise from 32% in 2008 to approximately 50% and from 35% to between 45% and 52% among women
7.8 million extra cases of diabetes
6.8 million more cases of coronary heart disease and stroke
539,000 additional cases of cancer
Annual spending on obesity-related diseases would rise by 13-16%, leading to 2.6% increase in national health spending

In the U.K.:

Prevalence of obesity among men would increase from 26% to between 41 — 48%, and among women from 26% to 35-43%.
668,000 more cases of diabetes
461,000 more cases of heart disease and stroke
139,000 additional cases of cancer
In the U.K., annual spending on obesity-related health would increase even more rapidly than in the U.S. due to its older population, rising 25%.

Now, maybe I’m being naive, but I refuse to believe that within 20 years, half the U.S. population will be obese. Here’s to hoping this is one prediction that doesn’t come true.
Freakonomics_Blog  Columbia_University  Disease  obesity  U.K.  U.S.  from google
august 2011 by mshum
BBC News - Is graphene a miracle material?
"Our research establishes graphene as the strongest material ever measured, some 200 times stronger than structural steel," mechanical engineering professor James Hone, of Columbia University, said in a statement.
Werkstoffe  Graphen  Mechanik  Mechanik_höhere  Columbia_University  Universität 
may 2011 by snearch
Holy March First (Lucien)
"Holy Peter, holy Allen, holy Solomon, holy Lucien"86 years ago today, Lucien Carr was born in New York City.He died on January 28, 2005 and his obituary in the New York Times can be read here. Another obit (from Eric Homberger in The Guardian) can be read here. David Amram remembers him and his friends at UPI remember him.Columbia archives his papers, and a couple of typed letters in that archive from Allen to Lucien, can be viewed here and here.
Allen_Ginsberg  David_Amram  Columbia_University  Lucien_Carr  from google
march 2011 by jmkeiter
Faulty Memory Syndrome - A Note on an Interview with Jacques Barzun
We were glancing over an old (more than 10-years-old) interview we stumbled upon with scholar/teacher/cultural historian Jacques Barzun, "The Man Who Knew Too Much". It appeared in October 2000 in the Austin Chronicle and can be read in its entirety here
In the course of the conversation, the subject turns to Allen
Interviewer: Since you were in Columbia in the Fifties, you were also at the center of the Beats, since they all went there.
Jacques Barzun: Allen Ginsberg was a student of Lionel (Trilling)’s
and of mine, not in our joint course (a seminal “great books” 
seminar), but separately. But we joined together to save him
from the penalties of the law, because he was involved in a very bad 
affair with an older man who seduced him sexually and used him to help
dispose of the corpse of a man that this fellow had killed. Poor Allen, aged 17 or 18, helped to dump this body into the Hudson River. 
Well, was he in trouble there! With the help of the dean of the college (Columbia)-- who also knew Allen, the dean, Lionel, and 
I waited on the district attorney who fortunately was a Columbia 
graduate and we said, "This youth is really innocent, although he 
committed an awful blunder and he's also very gifted in the English 
Department." We didn't say he was a poet or that might have queered 
his chances! And that it would be a catastrophe to turn him over to a criminal court and put him in jail. We had to go again to a judge in 
Brooklyn, I think, because Allen came from Brooklyn or something. 
Anyway, the district attorney wasn't enough, so we went to a second hearing, which was much more sticky. But Allen was let off.
All sorts of bells went off when we read this, so we turned to our resident Ginsberg scholar, Bill Morgan, who provided this necessary, and interesting, corrective:
“This question about the Jacques Barzun comments is a good example of what any biographer has to be very careful about -- memory. I have no doubt that Barzun was being completely honest in his answers to the questions about Allen, but his memory here fails him badly. It does make you wonder how often something is repeated that was incorrectly remembered by someone else. That's why the voices of the last survivors becomes suspect in my mind. For example, why are the memories of Carolyn Cassady, Joyce Johnson, David Amram, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and all, considered to be the "true stories." There is no substitute for actual first-hand documents written at the time of events, and even those can be incorrect, misleading, or outright fabrications, as well. Oral histories are often entertaining, but I try not to put too much stock in them. The Barzun is a good example of the type, and, like I said, I am quite certain he wasn't trying to invent stories or gild the lily.
First of all, the question asked is misleading:
“Since you were in Columbia in the Fifties, you were also at the center of the Beats, since they all went there”.
Barzun was Allen's teacher during the ‘Forties, not the ‘fifties. By the ‘fifties, Allen had already graduated and moved on in his life. Saying Barzun was "in" Columbia makes it sound like he was a student, and saying "you were also at the center of the Beats, since they all went there" doesn't seem accurate. I don't think Barzun was at the center of the group and "all" the Beats certainly didn't go there.
Then, as to Barzun’s reply
This is a case of having many memories blend together after the passage of 50 or 60 years. Allen was a student of both Trilling and Barzun. Allen said in 1949 that he had studied History with Barzun. We could find out the names of the course or courses through his college transcript. But from here on out, Barzun's recollections are not accurate. I believe that he probably did, like Trilling, try to help whenever Allen was in trouble. Barzun saying that Allen was seduced by an older man (meaning, I assume, Lucien Carr) is not true. I think here he was thinking of the fact that Lucien was being pursued (and seduced?) by David Kammerer, who was considerably older than Lucien. At the time, Carr killed Kammerer, Allen was still a virgin and hadn't had sex with anyone. Allen did not help dispose of the corpse, Lucien did all that himself. Kerouac helped dispose of the murder weapon, but Allen wasn't involved in that, and in fact he was never charged as a material witness in the case, as both Kerouac and Burroughs were. The body did end up in the Hudson River, and Allen had just turned 18 at the time, so that part is correct. It really wasn't Allen who was in trouble at that time, but Lucien, Jack, and William, although you could certainly say that Allen was upset and worried about the situation. So it might be that Barzun helped with the district attorney on Carr's behalf, (and I recall hearing that the D.A. was a Columbia grad, but that might be my own poor memory). Barzun also seems to be mixing that 1944 story up with the later April 1949 case where Allen gets involved with Huncke, Little Jack Melody, and Vicki Russell and their burglaries. Those three were stealing and storing the stolen goods in Allen's apartment when they were all arrested after a car chase and crash in Bayside, Queens. And so, although Allen didn't "come from Brooklyn" it might have been that they had to appear in a court in Queens, or Brooklyn, on Allen's behalf in that case. It was then that Trilling, Van Doren, and probably Barzun helped by getting Allen posted to the mental hospital instead of jail, and there Allen met Carl Solomon and the rest of the history takes place. Technically Allen wasn't "let off" but instead spent much of the next year in the psychiatric hospital.
May we go on?
“You knew he was a poet even back then?”.
Allen was writing poetry in the mid-forties, but he wasn't only interested in poetry at that time, so probably Barzun wouldn't have thought of him as a poet that early.
Did he send you "Howl"?
No, I don't think he did…?
I'd be surprised if Allen didn't send a copy of Howl to Barzun. He sent copies to Van Doren, Trilling, Meyer Schapiro, who were all his teachers, too. Not to mention T.S. Eliot, Faulkner, Pound, Eberhart, W.C. Williams, and Charlie Chaplin !
He sent me a letter from India, where I think he got a fellowship to spend a year or so...
Needless to say, Allen never got a “fellowship” to go to India, he just went on his own. I don't think he ever got any type of fellowship in his life and certainly not to go to India. I've never seen the letter to Barzun that he mentions, but I'd like to. I certainly don't believe that Allen would have written to him hoping to get a job for a "wonderful guru." This was a decade before he became interested in Buddhist practice, etc., so it certainly didn't have anything to do with Trungpa...
So, I've gone on much too long, but wanted to show how memory plays tricks on honest people. Don't believe all you read in the papers (or online)!
Allen_Ginsberg  Columbia_University  Howl  Beat_History  Bill_Morgan  Lucien_Carr  from google
february 2011 by jmkeiter
Typical Drug Case, Except for Ivy League Address
The investigation that led to the arrests of five Columbia students is more noteworthy for its locale than its scope.
Drug_Abuse_and_Traffic  New_York_City  Columbia_University  Ivy_League  from google
december 2010 by Eronarn

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