Media Visualization: Visual Techniques for Exploring Large Media Collections
We need techniques which would allow us to observe vast “media universes” and quickly detect all interesting patterns.
These techniques have to operate with speeds many times faster than the normally intended playback speed (in the case of time-based media.)
They have to compress massive media universes into smaller observable media “landscapes” compatible with the human information processing rates.
At the same time, they have to keep enough of the details from the original images, video, audio or interactive experiences to enable the study of the subtle patterns in the data.