Homework#2(3/1):
I think Augmented Reality can be possibly used for the entertainment. For example, Augmented Reality can provide players from everywhere in the world into a real-life scenario. In which all players can be any character in-game and enjoy the multiplayer games. Multiplayer games allow players to interact with other individuals in partnership, competition. It requires players to share the resources of a single game system or use networking technology to play together over the distance.

I think the second possible use of Augmented Reality is for urban planning. After geographic mapping and formulating draft plan on the paper, by adding Augmented Reality effect on the draft document, the planer can see the actual 3D image in real. Moreover, it is more likely to make changes based on real 3D effects. Also, more, it benefits viewer as well since the viewer can obtain material at first hand.


I think the third possible manipulation of Augmented Reality is for tourism and exhibition. When tourists glance over, it is conceivable to obtain the related data, information about an item on display at the same time by applying Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality can provide not only the message of showpiece but also all information that is on the way from the origin to the showpiece. It helps visitors to obtain the comprehensive info.
Cinemagraph mini in-class project(2/16):
cinemagraph.gif
Project #1:
6 souces:
sea mew2.jpgoriginal.jpgflower necklace.jpgcruise.jpg
camera.jpgbackground.jpg
STEPS:
1.a.colorize the original picture
original.jpgcolorize original.jpg
1.b.flip horizontally camera
camera.jpgflipped camera.jpg

2. add camera and the colorized original pic into background:
original camera background.jpg

3. add sea mews and flower necklace:
everything except cruise.jpg


4. add the cruise and become the final image:
final image.jpg

in-class exercise(1/26):
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Describe the photo:
In a beautiful countryside field, green grass is everywhere and there are some lavenders on the sides. A beautiful golden long hair girl is in the middle of the image. with a pink ribbon on her head. She is laying on a broken chair, which has a fishbowl on it and the goldfish jump out of the fishbowl around by a golden ring. The young girl is wearing a purple T-shirt with a Denim skirt over her knees. Oh, on her right hand, she has a lighter. It is hard to say if the little girl is happy or not. Although the scenery is beautiful, it is not full of different colors, there is only green, purple and little bit of red. Is this the same as young girl’s inner feeling? She seems not so happy, which is a conflict to this beautiful scenery. She is staring at something that we do not know, maybe missing her parents? Or she just looks at something without any purpose? She is holding a round thing, is that she got from her mother? does it mean something to her? Looks like she babbles without any sounds. Or she bawls under the deepest part of her heart. It seems everything is mute and stopped rather than clamor. Or there is a beautiful melody from far away, and she is enjoying.
colorizing
Jue Wang black-to-color.jpg
Homework #1(1/19):
From the comic book Tales From the Public Domain: Bound by Law, it defines that the fair use is 'to permits limited uses for criticisms, commentary and other purposes' (P12). It seems clearly cite the way that some copyrights can be used as, for example, commentary. However, just like stated in this comic book: 'fleeting and incidental uses of copyrighted material should usually be fair… but rights holders, distributors and insurers can be conservative about what’s fair, and require clearances anyway. (P12)' It is also vague for writers or filmmakers to define what is 'fair use'.
There is a bad example regarding the fair use of information of popular culture. Nowadays, people would love to watch televisions, shows through the Internet media. This is certainly a low-cost and the easiest way to obtain those funny videos. Nonetheless, there are fair-use-conflicts among those videos: for some of the videos taken by individuals, there are always finished with a line, which is about the copyright. For example, when I look at videos on YouKu (one Chinese online entertainment channel, similar as YouTube), there is sometimes a notation about 'I do not one the copyright of the content. This is owned by XXX.' It seems very reasonable to avoid the conflict of fair use. However, this is not the proper way to be away from copyright issue. As the definition of fair use stated, the purpose of uses only limited to criticisms, commentary. Moreover, a person uses resource from others does not mean that this certain person has the permission to use that information. As a result, to adopt information from others in order to entertain is not a proper fair use.

There is also a good example regarding the fair use of the resource of popular culture. Sometimes, music teachers can use songs to teach in an easy-to-understand way. For example, one of my friends is now studying Country Music in China Conservatory of Music in China. She tells me that her teacher uses the music of Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood as examples of Country Music. Her teacher asks her to listen to songs from those musicians again and again and after class and explain the rhyme different from other styles. In this case, the fair use contains in the teaching process. My friend's teacher does not inform Josh Turner or Carrie Underwood that teacher will use their songs to teach. However, because of the purpose of using, it can be seen as a relatively good example of fair use rather than the first example. The reason I said it is a relatively good example is because the number of songs teacher uses to teach probably exceed the limit of fair use. As I state in the beginning of this passage, the fair use only 'permits limited uses for criticisms, commentary...(P12)' other than the purpose, there is another restriction that is to use a limited amount. The teacher of my friend probably uses more than part of the songs or even the entire album. So, it might also be a not-so-good example of fair use. But since I do not know how much of a song or how many songs they use, I think this is a good example of fair use.

From the comic book Tales From the Public Domain: Bound by Law, it defines that the fair use is 'to permits limited uses for criticisms, commentary and other purposes' (P12). It seems clearly cite the way that some copyrights can be used as, for example, commentary. However, just like stated in this comic book: 'fleeting and incidental uses of copyrighted material should usually be fair… but rights holders, distributors and insurers can be conservative about what’s fair, and require clearances anyway. (P12)'
It is also vague for writers or filmmakers to define what is 'fair use'.
There is a bad example regarding to the fair use of information of popular culture. Nowadays, people would love to watch televisions, shows through the Internet media. This is certainly a low-cost and the easiest way to obtain those funny videos. Nonetheless, there are fair-use-conflicts among those videos: for some of videos taken by individuals, there are always finished with a line, which is about the copyright. For example, when I look at videos on YouKu (one Chinese online entertainment channel, similar as YouTube), there is sometimes a notation about 'I do not one the copyright of the content. This is owned by XXX.' It seems very reasonable to avoid the conflict of fair use. However, this is not the proper way to be away from copyright issue. As the definition of fair use stated, the purpose of uses only limited to criticisms, commentary. Moreover, a person uses resource from others does not mean that this certain person has the permission to use that information. As a result, to adopt information from others in order to entertain is not a proper fair use.
There is also a good example regarding to the fair use of resource of popular culture. Sometimes, music teachers can use songs to teach in an easy-to-understand way. For example, one of my friends is now studying Country Music in China Conservatory of Music in China. She tells me that her teacher uses the music of Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood as examples of Country Music. Her teacher asks her to listen songs from those musicians again and again and after class and explain the rhyme different from other styles. In this case, the fair use contains in the teaching process. My friend's teacher does not inform Josh Turner or Carrie Underwood that teacher will use their songs to teach. However, because of the purpose of using, it can be seen as a relatively good example of fair use rather than the first example. The reason I said it is a relatively good example is because the number of songs teacher uses to teach probably exceed the limit of fair use. As I state in the beginning of this passage, the fair use only 'permits a limited uses for criticisms, commentary...(P12)' other than the purpose, there is another restriction that is to use a limited amount. The teacher of my friend probably uses more than part of the songs or even the entire album. So, it might also be a not-so-good example of fair use. But since I do not know how much of a song or how many songs they use, I think this is a good example of fair use.

I think Augmented Reality can be possibly used for the entertainment. For example, Augmented Reality can provide players from everywhere in the world into a real-life scenario. In which all players can be any character in-game and enjoy the multiplayer games. Multiplayer games allow players to interact with other individuals in partnership, competition. It requires players to share the resources of a single game system or use networking technology to play together over the distance.

I think the second possible use of Augmented Reality is for urban planning. After geographic mapping and formulating draft plan on the paper, by adding Augmented Reality effect on the draft document, the planer can see the actual 3D image in real. Moreover, it is more likely to make changes based on real 3D effects. Also, more, it benefits viewer as well since the viewer can obtain material at first hand.

I think the third possible manipulation of Augmented Reality is for tourism and exhibition. When tourists glance over, it is conceivable to obtain the related data, information about an item on display at the same time by applying Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality can provide not only the message of showpiece but also all information that is on the way from the origin to the showpiece. It helps visitors to obtain the comprehensive info.