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Featured on Good Day DePaul (1/24)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/24/18 (6:54pm)

A few thoughts on Net Neutrality featured in the student news program 'Good Day DePaul'. My part begins at 8:13: https://player.vimeo.com/video/252359196#t=493s

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Videos by Leo Klein

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 4/4/12 (1:12am)

I heard about the 'new look' for YouTube so I naturally hurried over to have a look and immediately came upon a couple of things I've put up over the years. I guess my most popular item were the clips I made in New York right after 9-11, "Lower Manhattan Two Weeks After the Attack" (23,069 views). In a totally different vein are the interviews I did for OneWebDay at UIC in 2007 -- the people were pretty funny and I didn't do too badly on the edits.

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Shooting Video at the 2010 IRA Convention

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 4/25/10 (12:32pm)

So what am I doing on a Sunday morning? Why shooting video at the annual convention of the International Reading Association at McCormick Place, of course! Partnership READ, a joint UIC-CPS program to improve literacy in the Chicago Public Schools is doing a whole series of presentations throughout the day and I got volunteered to videotape at least three sessions.

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Here's something fun that I did for Prof. Taffy Raphael from the College of Education at UIC.

The idea was to present a series of (fake) Google searches that ultimately would reveal the winner of an award that Taffy would be announcing at the annual meeting of the National Research Conference in Albuquerque.

Since I had content of all kinds related to the winner (photos, video, bibliography, etc.), I just appropriated whatever corresponding Google interface there was. For example, for the bibliography I used something that looked like a combination of Google Books and Google Scholar; for the video I used something that looked like Google Video. I even managed to work in a Google Map or two.

Judging by the tittering in the audience during the presentation, it seems to have been a success.

My 9/11 Home Video: Lower Manhattan Two Weeks After the Attack

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 9/11/09 (9:40am)

I've posted this before but every year at this time I'm reminded of the incredible tragedy that happened while I was living in New York and its aftermath.

It's strange but maybe understandable: my initial reaction immediately following the attack that morning -- after the shock and confusion -- was simply to go to work, show my face and help in any way needed.

In November, we'll be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was there and it easily has to be the most significant public event I ever personally witnessed in a good way. By the same token, 9/11 had to be the worst.

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Blast from the Past: The Sisters Zilla

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/13/09 (2:23pm)

Wow, here's something I haven't seen for a while: It's a clip called, "The Sisters Zilla" that I did as a final project for one of my classes at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program -- almost 10 years ago! It's kind of funny, especially near the end. What's more amazing: the link still works (requires RealPlayer):

Sisters Zilla

Here's the original description for the piece:

The Sisters Zilla (in RealVideo). Emotive blockbuster combining the best of "The Three Sisters" by Anton Chekov together with "Godzilla" by Sony Entertainment plus a shot or two of ITP thrown in for good measure. Done with Debbie Tarjono for 'Digital Video'. (Premiere 5.0, AfterEffects 4.0; Summer 1999).

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OneWebDay 2008

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 9/21/08 (8:03pm)

OneWebDay OneWebDay is Monday. Here's a link to the spiffy event site:
http://www.onewebday.org/

The idea is to celebrate the benefits we derive from the Web. The hope is the more we appreciate it, the more we'll be protective of it. You can read more on the OneWebDay's About Page...

Last year I did a video of UIC students talking about how they use the web. This year I've got a ton of committments so I'll just have to replay last year's effort. See below.

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Screencast: Creating a Library Database Page with Drupal

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 2/19/08 (2:36pm)

-- Link to Full Version (800x600) here... --

In anticipation of my talk 'Drupal in Libraries' that I'll be giving to the Metropolitan Library System on Fri., 2/29 (1:30p-4:30p), I'm releasing the screencast "Creating a Library Database Page with Drupal".

The talk will be about Drupal in the context of Open Source Software and Content Management Systems as well of course as its application in a library environment. (more info and rsvp...)

The screencast goes over the points I'll be making in the second part of my talk.

Have a look and tell me what you think.

UPDATE: The slides and audio from my presentation are now available. You can access them by going here...

OneWebDay (Video Taping at UIC)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/12/07 (3:40pm)

[From my UIC Announcement:]

OneWebDay OneWebDay is a global online event celebrating the importance of the Web (website: http://www.onewebday.org).

As explained by the event organizers:

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9/11 Home Video: Lower Manhattan Two Weeks After the Attack

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 9/11/07 (5:08am)

I've witnessed two major events of "historical" proportions, one very good and one very bad. The very good one was the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The very bad one was 9/11 in New York.

At the time of 9/11, I was living in Manhattan. Here are a number of video clips I took around two weeks after the attack.

We see the flyers for missing persons, a NYFD Fire Station set up almost like a shrine; we see the World Trade Center in smoldering ruins with debris everywhere; finally we see energetic attempts to get things back in working order.

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