• Constructing Tibetanness from the 'in-between' : self-representations of hybrid identity in Tibetan fiction films 

      Carlton, Scott Andrew (2016-05)
      Tibet is a contested and ambiguous concept perched precariously between multiple and contradictory sociocultural and historical discourses. In this thesis, I examine self-representation in the liminal space of Tibet through ...
    • Crafting digital cinema : cinematographers in contemporary Hollywood 

      Lucas, Robert Christopher (2011-08)
      In the late 1990s, motion picture and television production began a process of rapid digitalization with profound implications for cinematographers in Hollywood, as new tools for “digital cinematography” became part of the ...
    • Foveated video compression for lossy packet networks 

      Larcom, Ronald Craig (2010-12)
      Unreliable networks can severely hamper transmission of video data. In applications requiring minimal latency, video frames must be compressed using intraframe techniques. We develop a video codec suitable for robot ...
    • A guide to design and production for the video centric performance 

      Gazzillo, Eric (2013-05)
      As modern technologies increase the capabilities of today’s stage, performances have grown to incorporate the use of video as a means to transform the stage in a way never seen before. Digital tools have unlocked designer’s ...
    • Inside-outside : practice between the private and the social 

      Chelben, Roni Alexandra; 0000-0001-7576-6797 (2016-05)
      In the course of the last few years, the work I have been making was very eclectic in terms of methodology and form. My practice ranged from studio practice pieces, to a socially engaged workshop based work. I tend to see ...
    • Items of interest and words of power 

      Donovan, Kelly Michael (2014-05)
      Kelly Michael Donovan is an M.F.A. Candidate in Transmedia in the Department of Art and Art History. Kelly Donovan creates artwork that examines our relationship to digital culture and technology, particularly the Internet. ...
    • Living in the wasteland : character, worldbuilding and humanism in the Mad Max series 

      Harrison, Justin Sean; 0000-0003-3079-6794 (2016-05)
      The long-running Mad Max series is a seminal entry in the contemporary western science fiction canon, particularly within the post-apocalyptic subgenre. This thesis argues that a major reason for the series’ enduring success ...
    • Mean-Variability-Fairness tradeoffs in resource allocation with applications to video delivery 

      Joseph, Vinay (2013-08)
      Network Utility Maximization (NUM) provides a key conceptual framework to study reward allocation amongst a collection of users/entities in disciplines as diverse as economics, law and engineering. However when the available ...
    • My sister Sarah 

      Chatelain, Elizabeth Marie (2013-05)
      "My Sister Sarah" is a 25-minute long documentary film about my sister, Sarah Chatelain, a recovering methamphetamine addict from Fargo, North Dakota. Utilizing a combination of family home videos, Super 8 film and verité ...
    • Natural scene statistics-based blind visual quality assessment in the spatial domain 

      Mittal, Anish (2013-05)
      With the launch of networked handheld devices which can capture, store, compress, send and display a variety of audiovisual stimuli; high definition television (HDTV); streaming Internet protocol TV (IPTV) and websites ...
    • Natural-language video description with deep recurrent neural networks 

      Venugopalan, Subhashini; 0000-0003-3729-8456
      For most people, watching a brief video and describing what happened (in words) is an easy task. For machines, extracting meaning from video pixels and generating a sentence description is a very complex problem. The goal ...
    • Optimizing mobile multimedia content delivery 

      Seung, Yousuk (2013-08)
      With the advent of mobile Internet the amount of time people spend with multimedia applications in the mobile environment is surging and demand for high quality multimedia data over the Internet in the mobile environment ...
    • Welcome to EchindaLabs! 

      McClellan, Elizabeth Gayle (2016-05)
      This Master’s Report describes the work, influences, ideas, and research that culminate in my final thesis exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin. I position my practice in an intersection between experimental ...