Klaus has competition

You may recall former fellow Fool Scott “Klaus” Parker groundbreaking presentation on “Simplifying Occlusion-culling Ray-tracing Photorealistic Perspective-warping Graphics”, widely regarded as being “definitely a presentation.”

Well, I do believe that Doug Zongker of the University of Washington has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet with his research paper, “Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken“. Or, if you prefer a more approachable version, here’s a video of him presenting his work:

Klaus, dare you try to compete with this, or are you chicken?

8 Responses

  1. I only vaguely recall Klaus’ presentation now. I want to see it again. Please tell me he put it on YouTube or something!

  2. Okay, I thought the first slide or two was worth a chuckle. Oh, that’s cool, he wrote chicken over everything, and says nothing but chicken.

    The uproarious laughter that follows every time he starts a new sentence with – dramatic pause – chicken? I don’t get that. Not *that* funny…

  3. Ryan,

    Realize that the environment is probably a lot more serious than indicated, and also after 3 years, we are completely desensitized to the intrinsic humor of gibberish.

    By the way, if you send me Klaus’ video I’m willing to host it until we find an alternate way to store audio and video for the SoF-pedia.

  4. Ryan, I take it you haven’t sat through many scientific research presentations? The style is pretty much dead-on, all the way down to the backup slide with the detailed equations to answer the question at the end.

    Also, I assume Klaus has a copy of the video, but I don’t know if anyone else does. I don’t, at least.

  5. I have a copy of the video, and I wanted to try and upload it to the SoF wiki…I just couldn’t figure out how.

  6. Is YouTube an option?

  7. Sonofabitch. Looks like I’m going to have to re-enroll in grad school to one up this.

    Also, as a sidenote, viewing this made me realize my life has been wasted.

    P.S. Not to be a buzzkill, but I’d prefer it if that video died. I don’t mind if you keep it for yourself if you insist, but if there’s any way it could not go back up on the web, I’d be much obliged.

  8. I will [reluctantly] keep the video off the internets. I will not, however, deny myself the pleasure of re-watching it.

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