THESIS WEEK PRESENTATIONS:
Thesis Week runs from Monday May 4 to Friday, May 8th. The class schedule is below. Your instructor may be assigning these spaces. If not sign up for specific time slots your self. Any open slots will be randomly assigned on April 20. Times signup at: http: //itp.nyu.edu/shows/thesis2009/thesis-time-signup/ Times can no longer be changed from here. Please e-mail Nancy Lewis to request time changes.
Thesis week is meant to primarily be a presentation of your thesis work not a demonstration. Students are encouraged to keep the presentation screen-based (1024x768). We will be using the large classroom 447. The presentation station is simply a mac laptop connected to the projector and speakers. Alternatively you can plug in your own laptop. There is also a closeup camera above the presentation station for showing hand held items. If you are using the existing laptop for anything but web slides, please preload your presentation in advance of your class presentation. You will have access to the presentation classroom earlier in the day, as well as from 9pm of the preceding evening.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEED
We do know that some of you will need to install works outside of the classroom, or beyond the instructor's cart. We have reserved room 406 for this -- again, field trips are highly discouraged. If you need extra equipment or space for your thesis presentation inside the presentation room. please contact email@example.com and set up an appointment to talk with Rob about it. If you have a special request for leaving up your thesis project before or after your thesis presentation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are updating our website. Thesis Week information for the general public will be located at http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis/. This page will allow visitors to see a schedule of all student presentations as well as search by student name, thesis class, project title, and keywords. Please forward this url to anyone and everyone you wish to have see your presentation. We will be inviting members from the extended ITP community to view the webcast. Also note that ITP faculty will attend all presentations.
We will be webcasting all thesis presentations. There will be a link from the above url directly to the webcast throughout the week. Again, send this url to anyone who cannot attend in person.
Aside from the webcast, we will also be running video feeds into the lounge to accommodate any overflow from the classrooms.
USING THE DOCUMENTATION CAMERA IN YOUR PRESENTATION:
CAMERA ADDRESS: HTTP://ITP.NYU.EDU/CAMERA/
HTML Slides: just add a slide for the camera address Keynote: Add a slide with the address of the camera Don't embed the webpage, because it won't show the live video - it only shows a snapshot of the site at the time the slide loads Click on the link your presentation - this will launch a browser window. Rob will control the camera functions - just give your presentation as normal When you done with the camera hit command+tab to switch back to keynote - it will still be in play mode and will go to the last slide used Powerpoint: try the same as keynote The Presentation tech setup will consist of the following: ITP Laptop (MacBook Pro Intel 15" w/ DVI out) with all production and presentation software (Keynote, Powerpoint, Flash, Quicktime Pro, etc...) Guest connection for student's personal laptop connection Projection via laptop and/or video input (minidv, dvd, rca/s-video hookup from project, etc..) IP Documentation Camera (for displaying objects in live web browser, i.e: cell phone, networked object, etc) Spare ethernet cable for registered devices being shown (xports, xbee, etc..) Remote presenter (for changing slides, laser pointing - will work with either our own setup or their own) Stereo Sound The seamless Steaming setup will consist of the following: 5 ip cameras Documentation Camera 2 Shotgun microphones 1 lavalier microphone for presenter (for stream only - the room is not amplified) 1 or 2 room audience microphones Additional Archive/Documentation: In the past, we have offered either the streamed archive or a backup tape version of the stream. This year we will be trying something different that we want your students to be aware of up front: Instead of the lounge being tuned in on the stream as an overflow (causing a bit of an echo effect in the room), we will be doing a live feed from a stationary production camera in the room which will be set to a wide shot - capturing both the presenter and projection. This camera will have a hard disk recorder hooked up to it which will record each session in full digitized video - no tapes. It will be made available to students who wish to supplement the Streamed Archive.
Finally, a note about the perennial mystery of "what resolution should I make it in..." The projector and frame grabber will handle 1024x768 the best, but can handle higher resolutions. Why? They are both optimized for this resolution. The projected images and words will be in the native resolution of the projector, meaning no compression, no shrinking, no risk of blurriness. The frame grabber will handle more frames per second of 1024x768 resolution than higher resolutions meaning a better stream. Can we project/stream higher resolutions? Yes. Will it look as nice, nope. That being said, it would be a good idea to make a final plea for clear, bold, large fonts layered on a high contrast background (black on white, yellow on blue, gray on black, etc... The smaller the text, the less it will translate on the stream or on the archive. The more words as opposed to clear simplicity of highlighting the presenters words, the more cramped it can look.