Enhancing our understanding of history through the manipulation & tagging of digital images Buzz Brown, President Greater ...
Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><...
Image Enhancement as a Research Tool Adjusting the brightness and contrast
Image Enhancement as a Research Tool Zoom in
Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><...
Frederick Smith Strong, Jr. <ul><li>MMA Class of 1904 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in West Point class of 1910 </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Sailing Canoes <ul><li>In contrast, Miner Gregg's sailing canoes, brought in from the Detroit River, were completely outcl...
Sailboat Sheila “ In recalling occurrences that memory brings back in connection with my friend, there is one that impress...
Ward Houseboat
Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><...
Tornado Photos
Tornado photos Sweeping across the old DeConick farmland the twister reached down to demolish the home of Bertrice Hallett...
Danny’s Marathon
60% sales tires as Frisbees
Tornado Photos
Detroit Bank & Trust Having crossed to the northeast corner of the intersection, the tornado clobbered the Shell station, ...
Ponderosa Steak House A short distance to the east the Ponderosa Steak House was jammed with dinner patrons. The manager, ...
Tornado Photos With the cold gray light of dawn on Sunday, March 21, the enormity of the devastation was at last revealed....
Tornado Photos
Tornado Photos
Tornado Photos
Tornado Photos
Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Websites </li...
Why Tag? <ul><li>Ontology is overrated: Categories, Links and Tags </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontolo...
Automatic Tagging
Personal Tagging
Social Tagging
Location-aware: automatic tagging
 
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  • How interesting for me to come across these pictures from the West Bloomfield tornado of 1976 that destroyed my Grandmother Bertrice Hallett's home. Even today, thirty years later, I can close my eyes and remember the sounds and smells of those days when our family looked thru the debris looking for something, anything we could salvage for her.
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Enhancing our understanding of history through the manipulation and tagging of digital images

  1. 1. Enhancing our understanding of history through the manipulation & tagging of digital images Buzz Brown, President Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian Wednesday, February 17, 2010
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Websites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Image Enhancement as a Research Tool Adjusting the brightness and contrast
  4. 4. Image Enhancement as a Research Tool Zoom in
  5. 5. Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
  6. 6. Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
  7. 7. Image Enhancement as a Research Tool
  8. 8. Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Websites </li></ul>
  9. 9. Frederick Smith Strong, Jr. <ul><li>MMA Class of 1904 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in West Point class of 1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Brigadier General and Commander, Northwest Service Command, 1944 - 1945 </li></ul>… at the age of six or seven, “the M.M.A. tailor would be commissioned to fit me for a cadet uniform cut down to size.”
  10. 10. Sailing Canoes <ul><li>In contrast, Miner Gregg's sailing canoes, brought in from the Detroit River, were completely outclassed. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sailboat Sheila “ In recalling occurrences that memory brings back in connection with my friend, there is one that impressed me very much as a boy. One beautiful Sunday afternoon in summer I chanced to be standing beside one of liveryman’s Duell’s hacks in the rear seat of which was seated one of Pontiac’s first ladies, with her friends. They had stopped in front of the castle to view the lake. My friend had recently launched his first sail boat, the Shelah, on the lake and it sailed by where we stood, parallel with the shore, loaded with island folk who were happily singing. The beauty of the scene enhanced by their singing was enchanting. But after they had passed, imagine my surprise to hear the old lady explain, “Oh, how wicked it is to sail on Sunday!” Young as I was, I wondered how she could think them more wicked than she who had deprived a driver and span of horses of their freedom to enable her to take a pleasure ride on Sunday.” Orchard Lake and its Island, Willis Ward
  12. 12. Ward Houseboat
  13. 13. Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Websites </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tornado Photos
  15. 15. Tornado photos Sweeping across the old DeConick farmland the twister reached down to demolish the home of Bertrice Hallett at 5725 Maple. Hallett, a retired schoolteacher, had lived there since 1929. Next, the funnel smashed into Belle Tire, skeletonizing the structure in an instant before pulverizing Danny’s Marathon while five persons cowered inside. Chunks of these businesses and their interior equipment were then spewed in all directions as lethal missiles. Accompanying the airborne debris were Belle’s “60% sales tires” now winging their way over the intersection like a flock of black Frisbees.
  16. 16. Danny’s Marathon
  17. 17. 60% sales tires as Frisbees
  18. 18. Tornado Photos
  19. 19. Detroit Bank & Trust Having crossed to the northeast corner of the intersection, the tornado clobbered the Shell station, picking up a parked, twenty-foot motor home and hurling it upside down through the west wall of the adjacent Detroit Bank & Trust branch.
  20. 20. Ponderosa Steak House A short distance to the east the Ponderosa Steak House was jammed with dinner patrons. The manager, Brian Boving, later told reporters, “There were about five seconds warning before the windows blew in.” As everyone dove for cover, one customer remembered, “Glass filled the air like an ice storm.” After the rumbling noise had died away, the patrons timidly got to their feet to discover that none of their number was seriously injured. In fact, only five persons had received minor cuts.
  21. 21. Tornado Photos With the cold gray light of dawn on Sunday, March 21, the enormity of the devastation was at last revealed. In the hard-hit subdivisions, hollow-eyed residents picked through the rubble of their homes looking for undamaged possessions (Plate 16). Many had only the clothes on their backs but considered themselves lucky to be alive.
  22. 22. Tornado Photos
  23. 23. Tornado Photos
  24. 24. Tornado Photos
  25. 25. Tornado Photos
  26. 26. Contents <ul><li>Enhancing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Matching text with photos </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic Tagging – with location-aware devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Tagging </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Why Tag? <ul><li>Ontology is overrated: Categories, Links and Tags </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html </li></ul>“ The only group that can categorize everything is everybody”
  28. 28. Automatic Tagging
  29. 29. Personal Tagging
  30. 30. Social Tagging
  31. 31. Location-aware: automatic tagging
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