TEDxGT Video: Computing for Everyone — a 21st Century Literacy

May 22, 2012 at 6:58 am 3 comments

My TEDxGeorgiaTech talk finally got posted.  I show how small bits of code can lead to useful and interesting insights, even for students who don’t focus on STEM.  It’s a “Computing for Everyone,” Media Computation demonstration talk.  I was nervous doing this talk (and unfortunately, it shows) because I had decided to code Python live and play harmonica, in front of a TEDx audience.  The talk includes image manipulation, sound manipulation, and changing information modalities (e.g., turning pictures into sound).

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  • 1. Edward Bujak  |  May 22, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Your modalities presentation with sound, images, and mapping is great. Doing anything live (coding, playing an instrument) is always a risk, but it gave a nice dose of reality to your proposition that computation can and should be applied to the world around us regardless of our profession or career. You do type fast and accurate! As an electrical engineer and software engineer I thoroughly enjoyed your comments of how computers and math are used to represent the physical world. As a high school math and computer science teacher, I believe most high school students can watch and appreciate your (and GA Tech) approach to computational thinking. Thanks for your wonderful work at the forefront of CS education.

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  • 2. Kim Wilkens (@kimxtom)  |  May 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I really like it! I’ve added it to my @MentorMob playlist – Intro to Computer Science @ http://bit.ly/IHNsXT.

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