Final Project (Summer 2010/BCN)

Here are the final project done by the students in team or individually. These were “Free Form” projects, lasting only 1 week. The students were encouraged to find a topic of interest to them and generate an artifact. It could be completely driven to support creativity or technical abilities. Here is a sampling of what came about. Did I say, this was purely student driven and free form?

Final Projects: See the Google Docs Spreadsheet



Panoramas (Summer 2010)

Here are the panoramas generated by the students in the class over summer 2010.  Student names and links to the panorama’s available from the picassaweb site here. Click on links to see the actual pictures.

Students 1 2 3 4 5
Beglin / Templeton Trivolli Fountain, Italy Grand Canal Mallorca Barcelona Port
Bixby / Blyth / Bush A Pond on Oxford Campus
Blair / Criegton / Watkins Forum in Rome The Sphere at the Entramce of the Vatican
Brown / Lee Fez, Morrocco
Buolamwini / Hampton picassweb
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DiRito / Pourshiravi / Vashakmadze picasaweb picasaweb
Dooley / Kontopidis / Stafford / Wallick picasaweb picasaweb
Feury / Hirth picasaweb
Gomba / Gomez / Hanington / Legg picasaweb picasaweb
Gonzalez / Hint picasaweb
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Hancock / Humann-Richardson / McCarthy picasaweb
Kim / Smith picasaweb
King / Solsten picasaweb
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Photosynths (Summer 2010).

Here are the Photo Synths ( done by students in summer 2010.  Students names are listed in the left column and links to their photo-synths are provides.  Please see the for more information on how to best view these.

Student LastNames 1 2 3 4
Beglin / Templeton Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, ESP
Bixby / Blyth / Bush The Cascade (Fountain), Barcelona, ESP
Brown / Lee A Canyon (on the way to), Ourzazate, Morocco
Buolamwini / Hampton Stonehenge, Salisbury, ENG London Eye, London, ENG
Castro / McCommon Gugenheim, Bilbao, ESP San Sebastian Beach, San Sebastian, ENG Plaza Espanya, Barcelona, ESP Citadel, Cairo, EGYPT
Chacon / Morales Sala de Juntes, FIB/UPC Campus, Barcelona, ESP
Cotton / Hasan Tibidabo Church, Barcelona, ESP Camp Nou, Barcelona, ESP Hamza in Residencia Onix, Barcelona, ESP Louvre Lobby, Paris, FRANCE
DiMartino Barceloneta Alba, Barcelona, ESP
DiRito / Pourshiravi/ Vashakmadze The Cathedral, Bari Gothic, Barcelona, ESP
Dooley / Kontopidis / Stafford / Wallick A Statue in Italy
Feury / Hirth Spiral Structure on UPC Campus, Barcelona, ESP
Gonzalez / Hint Bicycle Parking, Amsterdam, Netherlands St. Peter’s Square, Vatican
Ha La Padera (Casa Mila), Barcelona, ESP
Hancock / Humann-Richardson / McCarthy Marcedona Market (Near Resendicia Onix), Barcelona, ESP
Kim / Smith Parc de la Estacio Nord (Near Resedencia Onix), Barcelona, ESP
King / Solsten La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, ESP
Rios / Tumlinson Parc de la Estacio Nord (Near Resedencia Onix), Barcelona, ESP

GUEST SPEAKER: Aaron Hertzmann (U Toronto) “Non-Photorealistic Rendering and The Science of Art”

Title: Non-Photorealistic Rendering and The Science of Art
Prof. Aaron Hertzmann, PhD
University of Toronto
Thursday June 3, 2010


This will be an informal talk in two parts.  First, I will describe some of my previous work and background in Non-Photorealistic Rendering, which aims to create images and animations that appear hand-painted, drawn, and to otherwise combine traditional styles of images with computer graphics. Second, I will discuss how this kind of research could be used in the future to develop scientific theories of art and aesthetics.


Aaron Hertzmann is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Toronto. He received a BA in Computer Science and Art & Art History from Rice University in 1996, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from New York University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In the past, he has worked at University of Washington, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, Interval Research Corporation and NEC Research Institute. His awards include the MIT TR100 (2004), an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2005), a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship (2006), a UofT CS teaching award (2008), and the CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Prize (2010).  He is currently on sabbatical at Pixar Animation Studios and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

BCN Event: “Fashion, from etchings to the internet”,2138,120312746_123877461_3_1263669788,00.html?accio=detall&home=

The “Images of Fashion” studio gallery at the Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB) gives an overview of the various systems used for representing and promoting fashion. The exhibition deals with systems that range from etchings, the first images to represent the world of fashion, to the most up-to-date media: television and the internet. The exhibition is on until 20 June.

A date with avant-garde photographers in BCN

MNAC has brought together the work of thirteen avant-garde Catalan photographers with the best of Europe in Praga, París, Barcelona. Modernitat fotogràfica del 1918 al 1948, which you can see from now until 12 September.

Featuring works by Man Ray, Brassaï, Pere Català Pic, Josep Sala and Karel Novák, the exhibition includes 170 photographs, documents and films endowed with the technical, creative and stylistic innovations available to these photographers and artists.

The artistic revolution that took place in Prague and Paris in the interwar period also reached Catalonia by the mid 1920s, when a number of Catalan photographers made successful inroads in experimentation.

via B weekend.