Multimedia for Personal Narratives: Working with the Doug Engelbart Archives

Juho Kim, Multimedia for Personal Narratives: Working with the Doug Engelbart Archives. Personal archives represent a person’s lifetime of ideas, narratives, and vision, which are captured in various forms of media: videos, documents, images, slides, and software. When we attempt to understand personal narratives by navigating through these archives, a challenge is in how we can connect these resources by the overarching keywords, people, objects, and ideas that they share. For a case study, we are working with the Doug Engelbart Institute to design an interactive online archive of Doug Engelbart’s collection. Doug Engelbart was a pioneer in interactive computing, with the vision of augmenting human intellect. His vision is embodied in the invention of the computer mouse and the development of hypertext and groupware. In this talk, I will share some of our ongoing efforts in building semi-automated tools for converting the Engelbart collection into a digital archive that lets users fluidly browse, skim, and annotate multimedia resources.

Juho Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science and a Brown Fellow at Stanford University. He will start as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at KAIST in July 2016.His research interests lie in human-computer interaction, learning at scale, video interfaces, and crowdsourcing. He builds interactive systems powered by large-scale data from users, in which users’ natural and incentivized activities dynamically improve content, interaction, and experience. He earned his Ph.D. from MIT, M.S. from Stanford University, and B.S. from Seoul National University. He is a recipient of eight paper awards from ACM CHI, ACM Learning at Scale, and AAAI HCOMP, and the Samsung Fellowship.