Garage Cinema Research

2005 - 2006

Garage Cinema Research was a research group led by Professor Marc Davis that focused on creating the technology and applications that will enable daily media consumers to become daily media producers. Garage Cinema Research's work encompassed the theory, design, and development of digital media systems for creating and using media metadata to automate media production, sharing, and reuse.

The Garage Cinema research projects and their related technologies will radically simplify, decentralize, and personalize media production, sharing, and reuse, bringing about a "Garage Cinema" revolution in which people use computational media to communicate with each other every day.

Projects

Active Capture software and interaction design automate the capture of stills and video for, and of, users. By integrating capture, processing, and interaction, Active Capture automates the traditional processes of direction and cinematography....
The Adaptive Medua project is researching and developing software for the mass customization and personalization of media by structuring media assets into Adaptive Media Templates (AMTs). AMTs encode media assets in such a way that they can co-adapt...
The MSMDX is creating a platform for collaboratively annotating, retrieving, sharing, and remixing multimedia content on the World Wide Web. This platform will be used to discover whether the power of distributed social networks together with...
We are creating software for cameraphones that addresses long standing challenges in consumer media creation, sharing, management, and reuse by leveraging the spatio-temporal context and social community of media capture and use (when, where, and by...

This project is investigating a central problem for technology design: predicting users and uses for emerging technologies, i.e., doing user-centered design for users and uses that don't yet exist. We use the term "social uses" to...