Buzz: Measuring and Visualizing Conference Crowds

    •  Wren, C.R.; Ivanov, Y.A.; Leigh, D.; Westhues, J., "Buzz: Measuring and Visualizing Conference Crowds", ACM SIGGRAPH, August 2007.
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      • @inproceedings{Wren2007aug,
      • author = {Wren, C.R. and Ivanov, Y.A. and Leigh, D. and Westhues, J.},
      • title = {Buzz: Measuring and Visualizing Conference Crowds},
      • booktitle = {ACM SIGGRAPH},
      • year = 2007,
      • month = aug,
      • note = {Session Emerging Technologies, Article 25},
      • url = {}
      • }
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    Computer Vision

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The wireless, low-power sensor used in the system.

This report is a proposal for an exhibition that will explore the idea of using technology to understand the movement of people. Not just on a small stage, but in an expansive environment. Not the fine details of movement of individuals, but the gross patterns of a population. Not the identifying biometrics, but the group behavioral patterns that evolve from the structure of the environment and the points of interest embedded in that structure. In this instance: a marketplace, and in particular, the marketplace of ideas called Emerging Technologies at Siggraph 2007.