Bucharest 1930s 📽 old footage restored using machine learning

This is a follow-up on my recent post on automatic restoration of old video footage using machine learning. 📽 Source videos Fining source videos for Bucharest project proved to be more challenging than for Budapest, but eventually I settled on a footage from the 1930s, often considered the golden age of the city – aContinue reading “Bucharest 1930s 📽 old footage restored using machine learning”

Budapest 1896 📽 Automatic restoration of old video footage using machine learning

Recently, several videos have been popping up on the internet that showed really old video footage restored to modern standards. From a contextual perspective, it is a very fascinating process – i.e. using the knowledge of the past 100 years to create a better image of the even more distant past – but it isContinue reading “Budapest 1896 📽 Automatic restoration of old video footage using machine learning”

Romania: where communism rumbles on in Europe

My country is experiencing another massive wave of protests. This is time it is the diaspora that came home to express their frustration with the current occupiers of our Parliament. It is the same diaspora that helped put our current president into office back in 2014, with high hopes. Yet the “thieves” (hoții in Romanian,Continue reading “Romania: where communism rumbles on in Europe”

Religious diversity in Romania visualized on colorwheels

Click here if you prefer to read this post on Medium.com (9 minute read). Click here to look at the data visualization only on visualizing.org. A localized Hungarian version of this post also exists. In this post we will visualize and examine the religious breakdown of the country of Romania and its historical regions. We findContinue reading “Religious diversity in Romania visualized on colorwheels”

How Social Media Won the 2014 Romanian Presidential Elections for Klaus Iohannis?

A Hungarian version of this post also exists. The 2014 Romanian presidential elections have been (most certainly) won by Klaus Iohannis. Compared to the other candidate, Victor Ponta, he has been generally regarded as a silent and pragmatic leader. And he didn’t even have a Facebook page until recently. However, when after the first round of the elections itContinue reading “How Social Media Won the 2014 Romanian Presidential Elections for Klaus Iohannis?”