Meet the Author

Meet Author (and NU’s own) Cynthia Baron

In her new book, Adobe Photoshop Forensics, Cynthia Baron, Associate Director of Northeastern’s Digital Media and Multimedia Studies program, reveals an intriguing relationship between art and science as she describes how new technologies have assisted in the creation of altered images used for advertising, political propaganda, and even scientific fraud. In this work, Baron provides real historical examples and case studies of those who have used Photoshop to doctor photos for their own benefit and demonstrates the techniques used to deconstruct a photograph to detect fraud. This will be a fascinating discussion for anyone who enjoys shows like CSI or wants to learn more about advances in modern technology.’s Dr. Neal Krawetz calls Adobe Photoshop Forensics “excellent” and “a must-read.”

Meet Cynthia Baron on Wednesday, March 26 @ 4 pm. She’ll discuss her book, sign copies and take questions in 90 Snell Library. Refreshments will be served!

Relive the magic

Meet the Author programs : If you want to see what you missed out on, or just relive the magic, go to the library’s flickr account. Unfortunately, the photos cannot be organized into folders by event because that feature isn’t available on the free account (the max number allowed is three). But I tagged every photo for easy searching. Since I don’t think this is linked to flickr, don’t hesitate to add any of those photos to the gallery

Miss a Meet the Author talk?

The Library’s Programming and Communications Committee has been working to get our Meet the Author talks recorded and available for viewing online. On February 12, Pulitzer Prize Winner Geraldine Brooks discussed her latest novel, People of the Book. Watch along here. (And you’ll see a small cameo by me in the first minute :-))

Meet Author Beth Helms

Beth Helms is the next featured speaker in the Library’s Meet the Author series. She’ll be discussing her novel Dervishes Tuesday, March 18 at 6 pm in the ISSI, 405 Ell Hall. Dervishes explores the lives of the wife and daughter of an American diplomat living in Ankara, Turkey in 1975. Helms, winner of the 2003 Iowa Short Fiction Award, draws on her childhood experiences living abroad in the Middle East to write this compelling story. Turkish cuisine will be served at the event! This talk and book-signing is sponsored by NU Libraries, the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI), and the NU Bookstore. A campus map is available here. Ell Hall is building 52.

Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein at the Library

Authors of Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak through Philosophy and Jokes, Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein will be speaking in 421 Snell Library on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ Noon as part of the Meet the Author series.