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'Making an Origami Crane Fly in 3-D from a Single Photograph' at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Making an Origami Crane Fly in 3-D, from a Single Photograph" will be presented by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Natasha Banerjee at the next Clarkson University Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Natasha BanerjeePhoto-editing software such as Photoshop has expanded creativity by allowing users to edit their photographs. However, such software is fundamentally limited to the 2-D plane of the image. Join Banerjee as she discusses her research on 3-D photo-manipulations, including rearranging furniture, flipping taxicabs, reorienting World War II planes, and making an origami crane come to life, all from a single photograph.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at .

Email Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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