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"The Collector's Urge:" Professor Fran Pritchett's Homepage Is a Labyrinth of Scholarly DelightsColumbia InteractiveFran Pritchett's academic fascinations extend thousands of years into the past, but when it comes to technology, she is an early adopter. When we at Columbia Interactive stumbled across her site, we were amazed not only at the sheer volume of resources she has compiled on her personal website, but at the visual richness of the pages, which are embellished with lush, detailed images of South Asian art and architecture.
Barnard Electronic Archive and Teaching LaboratoryBarnard CollegeDesigned to help faculty use new technologies in their teaching, BEATL offers many resources on their website, including links to all their projects and courses, as well as links to online web design tutorials.
Beyond the Blob—Digital Technology in Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and PreservationColumbia InteractiveThe integration of digital technology into Columbia's architecture program has revolutionized architectural education and added a virtual dimension to the practice of architecture. Architecture studios often resemble special effects workshops, and cyberspace has become a site for design.
Birth of a DatabaseColumbia InteractiveThis feature article looks at The Media Center for Art History (MCAH), where a small but dedicated staff has worked for almost three years to build a sophisticated web-enabled image database. They are changing the way students at Columbia learn about art, and soon their database may expand to benefit disciplines beyond those MCAH traditionally serves.
Changing Reality at ColumbiaColumbia InteractiveThis feature article examines Professor Steven Feiner's Mobile Augmented Reality Systems (MARS). These systems combine augmented reality, in which 3D displays overlay a synthesized world on top of the real world, with mobile computing, in which small computers and wireless networks allow users to have access to computing facilities while roaming the real world.
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Columbia Automated Vision EnvironmentThis interactive tour was created using 360-degree imaging technology developed in Columbia's Computer Vision Laboratory (CAVE). Navigate around the campus and immerse yourself in the history of Columbia's beautiful buildings.
Computer Music Center: MusicComputer Music CenterListen online to music by composers at the Computer Music Center, including their own CD, go-go-go.
Computer Music Center: Research, Software & HardwareComputer Music CenterFrom sonic rehabilitation to Renaissance music modeling, you can learn about the Computer Music Center's fascinating research projects here.
CU AnalyzerColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Columbia University Analyzer is your personal digital portfolio for course preparation, project management, study, research and writing. With this unique tool, you can create your own web-linked multimedia expressions using content from the Web or your computer. Restricted to Columbia students, faculty, and staff only.
Mobile Augmented Reality Systems (MARS)Steven FeinerThis extraordinary project aims to augment ordinary vision with supplementary images and information. Explore how it can be used and get a simple overview of how it works.
Movement-Sound-Image InteractionComputer Music CenterView projects from this course, which instructs students in the creation of movement-sound interactive works via digital tracking and sonic-mapping of physical motion. Computer musicians and dancers worked in teams to produce these works.
OmnicamComputer Vision LaboratoryDeveloped at Columbia's Computer Vision Lab, Omnicam is a camera that can "see" in 360 degrees. Find out about the history, technical aspects and sample usages of Omnicam.
Online Music Plagiarism Project Brings Contested Melodies to LifeColumbia InteractiveLaw Librarian Charles Cronin has found a unique way to combine his diverse training in musicology, law, and information systems. The idea first came to him a number of years ago while researching law review notes on music plagiarism cases. Obtaining documentation associated with the cases proved difficult, especially those from before 1960, so he decided to compile a multimedia database that would allow students and researchers to hear the disputed works and compare their scores.
Web Publishing @ ColumbiaAcademic Information Systems (AcIS)An easy-to-understand site about publishing a web page in a UNIX environment.
SEE-U: Summer Ecosystem Experiences for UndergraduatesColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis is the website of the five-week field ecology program , SEE-U, conducted by CERC and CCNMTL. The program aims at developing a global understanding of biomes. Sites studied include the Atlantic Forest (Brazil), the Biosphere 2 Center (AZ), and Black Rock Forest (NY). Resources provided include a detailed program syllabus, lecture modules and links to related websites.
The Kermit ProjectColumbia UniversityKermit is a file transfer protocol developed at Columbia. Access software, source code, manuals and related publications.

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