Content Aware Image Resizing: OMFG

This video of an image manipulation algorithm shown at SIGGRAPH is jaw-dropping. They calculate paths through an image that have low entropy and either delete or interpolate them, creating images that shrink or grow while not distorting the “interesting” elements. (via John Lam) Here’s <a href=”http://www.faculty.idc.ac.il/arik/imret.pdf”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>the paper from the conference.

Lectures are Ineffective

I used to frequently attend, talk at, and help organize software development conferences. As a former magazine editor, I couldn’t help but compare the “information bandwidth” (if not the ultimate efficacy) of lectures with magazine articles and books. I concluded that successful one-hour lectures provided about the information of an 1,800-word technical article (which is about […]