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Multimedia approach to social research
Author(s): Cristiano Mutti
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Paper Abstract

My contribute should be a discussion on visual applications and how they can give an empirical and practical support to who is studying social phenomena. In these case-studies, the interest is to analize how the people are aware and react to the urban physical and social changes. - The first aim of using images is to visualize the space and human behaviours,and suggest a sociological approach of analysis. I'm referring to static visual data in double way: traditional front-pictures, with all the personal information they can give and contain about the author, and the more neutral 360°pictures. - The second aim is using video data to catch people opinions, political positions and other personal characteristics involved in urban changes. At this phase of the research, sometimes video shooting is not manifested,and this for many reasons,of which the main one is the spontaneity of the people interviewed. For this reason is also possible to take some audio data and pictures and, in a second time, edit a video document joining these two different experiences together. - the conclusive, and third aim, is finding the appropriate method to pubblic on-line all multimedia data with the approprite considerations. The discussion is mainly focused on the methods and the technics, needed to integrate the visual data of a sociological study in a didattical and formative approch. I'm going to expose a few thesis works reflecting this direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5304, Internet Imaging V, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.526491
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Cristiano Mutti, Univ. degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5304:
Internet Imaging V
Simone Santini; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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