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Virtual Light

Virtual Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307831183
Publisher: Spectra
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Virtual Light by Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller • 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich—or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash. . . . Praise for Virtual Light “Both exhilarating and terrifying . . . Although considered the master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson is also one fine suspense writer.”—People “A stunner . . . A terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination.”—Entertainment Weekly “Convincing . . . frightening . . . Virtual Light is written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems it explores.”—Chicago Tribune “In the emerging pop culture of the information age, Gibson is the brightest star.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

Postwestern Cultures

Postwestern Cultures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0803215762
Author: Susan Kollin
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Postwestern Cultures by Susan Kollin Book Resume:

Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes.

Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?

Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674059220
Author: Seo-Young Chu
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? by Seo-Young Chu Book Resume:

In culture and scholarship, science-fictional worlds are perceived as unrealistic and altogether imaginary. Seo-Young Chu offers a bold challenge to this perception of the genre, arguing instead that science fiction is a form of “high-intensity realism” capable of representing non-imaginary objects that elude more traditional, “realist” modes of representation. Powered by lyric forces that allow it to transcend the dichotomy between the literal and the figurative, science fiction has the capacity to accommodate objects of representation that are themselves neither entirely figurative nor entirely literal in nature. Chu explores the globalized world, cyberspace, war trauma, the Korean concept of han, and the rights of robots, all as referents for which she locates science-fictional representations in poems, novels, music, films, visual pieces, and other works ranging within and without previous demarcations of the science fiction genre. In showing the divide between realism and science fiction to be illusory, Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? sheds new light on the value of science fiction as an aesthetic and philosophical resource—one that matters more and more as our everyday realities grow increasingly resistant to straightforward representation.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030259994
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Patrick Bourdot
Publisher: Springer
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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics by Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Patrick Bourdot Book Resume:

The 2-volume set LNCS 11613 and 11614 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2019, held in Santa Maria al Bagno, Italy, in June 2019. The 32 full papers and 35 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends in virtual and augmented reality, 3D visualization and computer graphics in the areas of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, military and industrial applications. They are organized in the following topical sections: virtual reality; medicine; augmented reality; cultural heritage; education; and industry.

Computer Vision - ECCV 2002

Computer Vision - ECCV 2002 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540479775
Author: Anders Heyden,Gunnar Sparr,Mads Nielsen,Peters Johansen
Publisher: Springer
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Computer Vision - ECCV 2002 by Anders Heyden,Gunnar Sparr,Mads Nielsen,Peters Johansen Book Resume:

Premiering in 1990 in Antibes, France, the European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV, has been held biennially at venues all around Europe. These conferences have been very successful, making ECCV a major event to the computer vision community. ECCV 2002 was the seventh in the series. The privilege of organizing it was shared by three universities: The IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen, and Lund University, with the conference venue in Copenhagen. These universities lie ̈ geographically close in the vivid Oresund region, which lies partly in Denmark and partly in Sweden, with the newly built bridge (opened summer 2000) crossing the sound that formerly divided the countries. We are very happy to report that this year’s conference attracted more papers than ever before, with around 600 submissions. Still, together with the conference board, we decided to keep the tradition of holding ECCV as a single track conference. Each paper was anonymously refereed by three different reviewers. For the nal selection, for the rst time for ECCV, a system with area chairs was used. These met with the program chairsinLundfortwodaysinFebruary2002toselectwhatbecame45oralpresentations and 181 posters.Also at this meeting the selection was made without knowledge of the authors’identity.

Stage Lighting

Stage Lighting [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131720476X
Author: Richard E Dunham
Publisher: Routledge
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Stage Lighting by Richard E Dunham Book Resume:

Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More builds upon the information introduced in Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals to provide an in-depth reference to a number of specialty areas of lighting design, from traditional applications such as drama, dance, and designing for different venues, to more advanced applications such as concert, corporate, film and video, virtual, architectural/landscape, and other forms of entertainment lighting. Each chapter gives the essential background, design practices, and equipment details for each specialization, so readers can make informed decisions and ask informed questions when encountering each field. The book provides insight on the latest technology and includes profiles of prolific designers, such as James Moody, Jeff Ravitz, Alan Adelman, and Paul Gregory. Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More is intended to help lighting designers translate their theatrical skills to other areas of lighting design, and provides guidance on how to take those initial steps into new ventures in their lighting careers.

Practices of Projection

Practices of Projection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019093414X
Author: Gabriel Menotti,Virginia Crisp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Practices of Projection by Gabriel Menotti,Virginia Crisp Book Resume:

To many, the technological aspects of projection often go unnoticed, only brought to attention during moments of crisis or malfunction. For example, when a movie theater projector falters, the audience suddenly looks toward the back of the theater to see a sign of mechanical failure. The history of cinema similarly shows that the attention to projection has been most focused when the whole medium is hanging in suspension. During Hollywood's economic consolidation in the '30s, projection defined the ways that sync-sound technologies could be deployed within the medium. Most recently, the digitization of cinema repeated this process as technology was reworked to facilitate mobility. These examples show how projection continually speaks to the rearrangement of media technology. Projection therefore needs to be examined as a pivotal element in the future of visual media's technological transition. In Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies, volume editors Gabriel Menotti and Virginia Crisp address the cultural and technological significance of projection. Throughout the volume, chapters reiterate that projection cannot, and must not, be reduced to its cinematic functions alone. Borrowing media theorist Siegfried Zielinksi's definition, Menotti and Crisp refer to projection as the "heterogeneous array of artefacts, technical systems, and particularly visual praxes of experimentation and of culture." From this, readers can understand the performative character of the moving image and the labor of the different actors involved in the utterance of the film text. Projection is not the same everywhere, nor equal all the time. Its systems are in permanent interaction with environmental circumstances, neighboring structures, local cultures, and social economies. Thus the idea of projection as a universal, fully autonomous operation cannot hold. Each occurrence of projection adds nuance to a wider understanding of film screening technologies.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Augmented and Virtual Reality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 331913969X
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Antonio Mongelli
Publisher: Springer
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Augmented and Virtual Reality by Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Antonio Mongelli Book Resume:

This book constitutes the thoroughly revised papers of the First International Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality, AVR 2014, held in Lecce, Italy, in September 2014. The 28 papers, 2 tutorials and 3 keynotes presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. They include topics from virtual/augmented/mixed reality to 3D user interfaces and the technology needed to enable these environments to a wide range of applications (medical, entertainment, military, design, manufacture, maintenance, arts and cultural heritage).

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual Reality Technology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111948572X
Author: Grigore C. Burdea,Philippe Coiffet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Virtual Reality Technology by Grigore C. Burdea,Philippe Coiffet Book Resume:

A groundbreaking Virtual Reality textbook is now even better Virtual reality is a very powerful and compelling computer application by which humans interact with computer-generated environments in a way that mimics real life and engages various senses. Although its most widely known application is in the entertainment industry, the real promise of virtual reality lies in such fields as medicine, engineering, oil exploration, and the military, to name just a few. Through virtual reality, scientists can triple the rate of oil discovery, pilots can dogfight numerically superior "bandits," and surgeons can improve their skills on virtual (rather than real) patients. This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology such as: Input and output interfaces including touch and force feedback Computing architecture (with emphasis on the rendering pipeline and task distribution) Object modeling (including physical and behavioral aspects) Programming for virtual reality (WorldToolKit, Java 3D, GHOST, and PeopleShop) An in-depth look at human factors issues, user performance, and sensorial conflict aspects of VR Traditional and emerging VR applications The new edition of Virtual Reality Technology is specifically designed for use as a textbook. Thus, it includes definitions, review questions, and a CD-ROM with video clips that reinforce the topics covered. The CD-ROM also contains a Laboratory Manual with homework and programming assignments in VRML and Java 3D, as follows: Introduction to VRML and Java 3D Sensor and Event Processing VRML and JavaScript Scene Hierarchy, Geometry, and Texture VRML PROTO and Glove Devices Viewpoint Control, Sound, and Haptic Effects The Second Edition will serve as a state-of-the-art resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, computer science, and other disciplines.

Stage Lighting Second Edition

Stage Lighting Second Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315454688
Author: Richard E. Dunham
Publisher: Routledge
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Stage Lighting Second Edition by Richard E. Dunham Book Resume:

Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals is written specifically for introductory stage lighting courses. The book begins with an examination of the nature of light, perception, and color, then leads into a conversation of stage lighting equipment and technicians. Lamps, luminaries, controls/dimming, and electricity form the basis of these chapters. The book also provides a detailed explanation and overview of the lighting design process for the theatre and several other traditional forms of entertainment. Finally, the book explores a variety of additional areas where lighting designers can find related future employment, such as concert and corporate lighting, themed design, architectural and landscape lighting, and computer animation. New for this edition: enlarged full-color illustrations, photographs, light plots and examples of lighting design; updated information on LED lighting and equipment; expanded discussion of the practical use of color as a designer; expanded discussion of psychological/perceptual effects of color; new discussion of color mixing through light sources that make use of additive mixing; expanded discussion of industry professions; expanded discussion and illustrations relating to photometrics; expanded discussion and examples of control protocols and new equipment; and updated designer profiles along with the addition of still more designer profiles.


Idoru [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101158050
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Penguin
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Idoru by William Gibson Book Resume:

“The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The Washington Post Book World 21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Where the New Buildings, the largest in the world, erect themselves unaided, their slow rippling movements like the contractions of a sea-creature... Colin Laney is here looking for work. He is an intuitive fisher for patterns of information, the “signature” an individual creates simply by going about the business of living. But Laney knows how to sift for the dangerous bits. Which makes him useful—to certain people. Chia McKenzie is here on a rescue mission. She’s fourteen. Her idol is the singer Rez, of the band Lo/Rez. When the Seattle chapter of the Lo/Rez fan club decided that he might be in trouble in Tokyo, they sent Chia to check it out. Rei Toei is the idoru—the beautiful, entirely virtual media star adored by all Japan. Rez has declared that he will marry her. This is the rumor that has brought Chia to Tokyo. True or not, the idoru and the powerful interests surrounding her are enough to put all their lives in danger...

William Gibson

William Gibson [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786486937
Author: Tom Henthorne
Publisher: McFarland
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William Gibson by Tom Henthorne Book Resume:

William Gibson, author of the cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer (1984), is one today’s most widely read science fiction writers. This companion is meant both for general readers and for scholars interested in Gibson’s oeuvre. In addition to providing a literary and cultural context for works ranging from Gibson’s first short story, “Fragments of a Hologram Rose” (1977), to his recent, bestselling novel, Zero History (2010), the companion offers commentary on Gibson’s subjects, themes, and approaches. It also surveys existing scholarship on Gibson’s work in an accessible way and provides an extensive bibliography to facilitate further study of William Gibson’s writing, influence, and place in the history of science fiction and in literature as a whole.

Physically Based Rendering

Physically Based Rendering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0123785804
Author: Matt Pharr,Greg Humphreys
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
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Physically Based Rendering by Matt Pharr,Greg Humphreys Book Resume:

Physically Based Rendering, Second Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. A method known as literate programming combines human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education. Through the ideas and software in this book, you will learn to design and employ a full-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery. This new edition greatly refines its best-selling predecessor by streamlining all obsolete code as well as adding sections on parallel rendering and system design; animating transformations; multispectral rendering; realistic lens systems; blue noise and adaptive sampling patterns and reconstruction; measured BRDFs; and instant global illumination, as well as subsurface and multiple-scattering integrators. These updates reflect the current state-of-the-art technology, and along with the lucid pairing of text and code, ensure the book's leading position as a reference text for those working with images, whether it is for film, video, photography, digital design, visualization, or gaming. The book that won its authors a 2014 Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences New sections on subsurface scattering, Metropolis light transport, precomputed light transport, multispectral rendering, and much more Includes a companion site complete with source code for the rendering system described in the book, with support for Windows, OS X, and Linux: visit Code and text are tightly woven together through a unique indexing feature that lists each function, variable, and method on the page that they are first described

Spatial Augmented Reality

Spatial Augmented Reality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439864942
Author: Oliver Bimber,Ramesh Raskar
Publisher: CRC Press
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Spatial Augmented Reality by Oliver Bimber,Ramesh Raskar Book Resume:

Like virtual reality, augmented reality is becoming an emerging platform in new application areas for museums, edutainment, home entertainment, research, industry, and the art communities using novel approaches which have taken augmented reality beyond traditional eye-worn or hand-held displays. In this book, the authors discuss spatial augmented r

Glass, Wax and Metal: Lighting Technologies in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Times

Glass, Wax and Metal: Lighting Technologies in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Times [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789692172
Author: Ioannis Motsianos,Karen S. Garnett
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
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Glass, Wax and Metal: Lighting Technologies in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Times by Ioannis Motsianos,Karen S. Garnett Book Resume:

This volume provides an extensive look at the technological development of lighting and lighting devices during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Western Europe and Byzantium. 29 papers are gathered from two International Lychnological Association (ILA) Round Tables held in Olten, Switzerland (2007) and Thessaloniki, Greece (2011).

Deconstructing the Starships

Deconstructing the Starships [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1846312914
Author: Gwyneth Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Deconstructing the Starships by Gwyneth Jones Book Resume:

The subject matter of this collection is varied, but displays Jones' stance as a practising SF writer and a feminist; the writing is characterised by both an incisive engagement with the texts and a refusal to dress that engagement in jargon. This very readable book provides insight into the work of one of our most interesting writers and presents strong sometimes even subversive views of a range of modern SF and fantasy.

Science For Tenth Class Part 1 Physics

Science For Tenth Class Part 1 Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9352831802
Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
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Science For Tenth Class Part 1 Physics by LAKHMIR SINGH Book Resume:

A series of six books for Classes IX and X according to the CBSE syllabus

Science for Tenth Class Part 2 Physics

Science for Tenth Class Part 2 Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9352530284
Author: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur
Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
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Science for Tenth Class Part 2 Physics by Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur Book Resume:

A series of books for Classes IX and X according to the CBSE syllabus and CCE Pattern

Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services

Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319403974
Author: Sakae Yamamoto
Publisher: Springer
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Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services by Sakae Yamamoto Book Resume:

The two-volume set LNCS 9734 and 9735 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Human Interface and the Management of Information thematic track, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, Canada, in July 2016. HCII 2016 received a total of 4354 submissions of which 1287 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas This volume contains papers addressing the following major topics: communication, collaboration and decision-making support, information in e-learning and e-education, access to cultural heritage, creativity and art, e-science and e-research, information in health and well-being.

Creating the Soul Body

Creating the Soul Body [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 159477756X
Author: Robert E. Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Creating the Soul Body by Robert E. Cox Book Resume:

Outlines the principles and mechanics of the soul body, the spiritual vehicle that enables individual consciousness to survive the body’s death • Shows that the ancient Vedic, Egyptian, Hebraic, and Pythagorean traditions shared and understood this spiritual practice • Reveals modern science as only now awakening to this ancient sacred science Ancient peoples the world over understood that individual consciousness is rooted in a universal field of consciousness and is therefore eternal, surviving the passing of the physical body. They engaged in spiritual practices to make that transition maximally auspicious. These practices can be described as a kind of alchemy, in which base elements are discarded and higher levels of consciousness are realized. The result is the creation of a vehicle, a soul body, that carries consciousness beyond physical death. These spiritual preparations are symbolized in the Vedic, Egyptian, and Hebraic traditions as a divine stairway or ladder, a step-by-step path of ascent in which the practitioner raises consciousness by degrees until it comes to rest in the bosom of the infinite, thereby becoming “immortal.” This spiritual process explains the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, for example, whose reincarnation is confirmed in infancy through physical and spiritual signs, indicating that the consciousness has been carried from one lifetime to the next. In Creating the Soul Body, Robert Cox maps the spiritual journey of consciousness behind this sacred science of immortality and reveals the practice of creating a soul body in detail. He also shows that this ancient spiritual science resembles advanced theories of modern science, such as wave and particle theory and the unified field theory, and reveals that modern science is only now awakening to this ancient science of “immortality.”

Rendering Techniques ’99

Rendering Techniques ’99 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3709168090
Author: Dani Lischinski,Greg W. Larson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Rendering Techniques ’99 by Dani Lischinski,Greg W. Larson Book Resume:

This book contains the proceedings of the 10th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering, which took place from the 21st to the 23rd of June, 1999, in Granada, Spain. Origi nally an outgrowth of the annual Eurographics meeting, the workshop was organized by a dedicated group of researchers who felt there was insufficient opportunity at Eu rographics and Siggraph to exchange ideas specifically on rendering. Over the past 9 years, the workshop has become renown as an international watershed for top quality work in this field, attracting between 50 and 100 attendees each year to share their latest research. This year we received a total of 63 submissions. Each paper was carefully reviewed by two of the 25 international programme committee members, as well as two external reviewers, selected by the co-chairs from a pool of 71 individuals. (The programme committee and external reviewers are listed following the contents pages.) In this new review process, all submissions and reviews were handled electronically, with the ex ception of videos submitted with a few of the papers. This streamlined the review process considerably, while reducing the costs and confusion associated with courier delivery of hundreds of papers.

Basics CAD

Basics CAD [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3035612137
Author: Jan Krebs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
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Basics CAD by Jan Krebs Book Resume:

Computer aided design (CAD) is the rendering of architectural drawings using the computer, which today plays a central role in almost all architectural firms. This volume explains the principles and fundamentals of CAD and provides the student with a simple and easily understandable path to using the computer as a tool and medium. Subjects: The architectural design in dialogue with the computer; An introduction to working with software and hardware; Practical, user-oriented explanations of CAD functions; Digital visualization; Interfaces and data processing.

Advances in Optical Networks and Components

Advances in Optical Networks and Components [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000060608
Author: Partha Pratim Sahu
Publisher: CRC Press
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Advances in Optical Networks and Components by Partha Pratim Sahu Book Resume:

This book is intended as a graduate/post graduate level textbook for courses on high-speed optical networks as well as computer networks. The ten chapters cover basic principles of the technology as well as latest developments and further discuss network security, survivability, and reliability of optical networks and priority schemes used in wavelength routing. This book also goes on to examine Fiber To The Home (FTTH) standards and their deployment and research issues and includes examples in all the chapters to aid the understanding of problems and solutions. Presents advanced concepts of optical network devices Includes examples and exercises inall the chapters of the book to aid the understanding of basic problems and solutions for undergraduate and postgraduate students Discusses optical ring metropolitan area networks and queuing system and its interconnection with other networks Discusses routing and wavelength assignment Examines restoration schemes in the survivability of optical networks

Essential Computer Animation fast

Essential Computer Animation fast [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1447104897
Author: John Vince
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Essential Computer Animation fast by John Vince Book Resume:

For those who want to learn more about computer animation without being swamped with complex mathematics, this is the book to read! Beginning with the relationship between animation, the human visual system, and computers, Essential Computer Animation fast takes readers through a broad exploration of the subject. Readers will learn all about computer animation techniques; computer animation hardware; animation software, such as Softimage, Maya, 3D-Studio, MAX, and Lightwave; post-production techniques; and animation applications.

Innovative Computing, Optimization and Its Applications

Innovative Computing, Optimization and Its Applications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319669842
Author: Ivan Zelinka,Pandian Vasant,Vo Hoang Duy,Tran Trong Dao
Publisher: Springer
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Innovative Computing, Optimization and Its Applications by Ivan Zelinka,Pandian Vasant,Vo Hoang Duy,Tran Trong Dao Book Resume:

This book presents the latest research of the field of optimization, modeling and algorithms, discussing the real-world application problems associated with new innovative methodologies. The requirements and demands of problem solving have been increasing exponentially and new computer science and engineering technologies have reduced the scope of data coverage worldwide. The recent advances in information communication technology (ICT) have contributed to reducing the gaps in the coverage of domains around the globe. The book is a valuable reference work for researchers in the fields of computer science and engineering with a particular focus on modeling, simulation and optimization as well as for postgraduates, managers, economists and decision makers

Outlaws and Spies

Outlaws and Spies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474455956
Author: Conor McCarthy
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Outlaws and Spies by Conor McCarthy Book Resume:

Conor McCarthy shows how outlaw literature and espionage literature critique the use of legal exclusion as a means of supporting state power. Texts discussed range from the medieval Robin Hood ballads, Shakespeare's BG plays and the Ned Kelly story to John le Carré, Don DeLillo, Ciaran Carson and William Gibson.

Advances in Computer Graphics

Advances in Computer Graphics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030225143
Author: Marina Gavrilova,Jian Chang,Nadia Magnenat Thalmann,Eckhard Hitzer,Hiroshi Ishikawa
Publisher: Springer
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Advances in Computer Graphics by Marina Gavrilova,Jian Chang,Nadia Magnenat Thalmann,Eckhard Hitzer,Hiroshi Ishikawa Book Resume:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 36th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2019, held in Calgary, AB, Canada, in June 2019. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 28 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 231 submissions. The papers address topics such as: 3D reconstruction and rendering, virtual reality and augmented reality, computer animation, geometric modelling, geometric computing, shape and surface modelling, visual analytics, image processing, pattern recognition, motion planning, gait and activity biometric recognition, machine learning for graphics and applications in security, smart electronics, autonomous navigation systems, robotics, geographical information systems, and medicine and art.

Darwin's Unfinished Business

Darwin's Unfinished Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594778019
Author: Simon G. Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Darwin's Unfinished Business by Simon G. Powell Book Resume:

A groundbreaking interpretation of evolution as the work of Nature’s intelligence • Refutes the orthodox view of evolution as a mindless process driven by chance • Explains why context is more important than mutation in evolutionary innovation • Shows how, by recognizing Nature’s innovative and creative powers, we can overcome our social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution Darwin’s theory of evolution is undoubtedly one of the most important scientific ideas of the modern age, explaining the existence of both life and consciousness without recourse to divine intervention. Yet how do we interpret evolution? How do we evaluate the ability of Nature to engineer something as exquisite as the genetic code or the human brain? Could it be that evolution is an intelligent process? Is Nature smart? According to most scientists, the answer is no. While humanity may be intelligent and purposeful, the natural processes that crafted us are deemed to be devoid of such attributes. In a radical move away from orthodoxy, Simon G. Powell extends Darwin’s vision by showing that evolution is not just about the survival of the fittest but rather the survival of clever and sensible behavior. Revealing the importance of the context in which things evolve, he explores the intelligent learning process behind natural selection. Rich with examples of the incredibly complex plants, animals, insects, and marine life designed by Nature--from the carnivorous Venus flytrap and the fungus-farming leafcutter ant to the symbiotic microbes found inside the common cow--he shows Nature as a whole to be a system of self-organizing intelligence in which life and consciousness were always destined to emerge. Examining the origins of life and the failure of artificial intelligence to compete with natural intelligence, he explains how our scientifically narrow-minded views on intelligence are now acting as a barrier to our own evolution. As Darwin’s unfinished business comes to light and Nature’s intelligence is embraced, we learn that Nature’s agenda is not simply the replication of genetic matter but of expanding consciousness. By working with Nature’s creative and innovative powers instead of against them, we can address today’s social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution.

The Heart of Light

The Heart of Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000516903
Author: Deanna Fitzgerald
Publisher: Routledge
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The Heart of Light by Deanna Fitzgerald Book Resume:

The Heart of Light: A Holistic Primer for a Life and Career in Lighting Design and Production is a fresh look into the ever-evolving fields of lighting design and technology for arts and entertainment. Full of practical information, historic perspectives, engaging projects, and opportunities for deep inquiry, practice, and reflection, this book offers a well-rounded foundation in the art, technology, and industries of light. It explores a wide range of topics, including: how to observe, communicate about, and use light effectively how quietive practices can deepen the creative process current lighting equipment used across the various arts and entertainment industries and strategies for keeping up with its rapid innovation how to choose a career path that keeps you inspired, as well as ways to search for work with dos and don’ts of effective career building how to cope with and celebrate the unknown and related challenges of implementing a design under pressure considerations for using self-reflection to be successful and impact positive change From her perspective of lighting designer, educator, and contemplative practitioner, the author explores lighting not just as subject, but as an invitation to a fulfilling lifelong adventure. Written for students of Theatrical Lighting courses and emerging lighting professionals, The Heart of Light is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the power of light.

William Gibson

William Gibson [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0252095081
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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William Gibson by Gary Westfahl Book Resume:

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of the award-winning author of the seminal novel Neuromancer (and the other books in the Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive), as well as other acclaimed novels including recent bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. Renowned scholar Gary Westfahl draws upon extensive research to provide a compelling account of Gibson's writing career and his lasting influence in the science fiction world. Delving into numerous science fiction fanzines that the young Gibson contributed to and edited, Westfahl delivers new information about his childhood and adolescence. He describes for the first time more than eighty virtually unknown Gibson publications from his early years, including articles, reviews, poems, cartoons, letters, and a collaborative story. The book also documents the poems, articles, and introductions that Gibson has written for various books, and its discussions are enriched by illuminating comments from various print and online interviews. The works that made Gibson famous are also featured, as Westfahl performs extended analyses of Gibson's ten novels and nineteen short stories. Lastly, the book presents a new interview with Gibson in which the author discusses his correspondence with author Fritz Leiber, his relationship with the late scholar Susan Wood, his attitudes toward critics, his overall impact on the field of science fiction, and his recently completed screenplay and forthcoming novel.

All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101146486
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Penguin
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All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson Book Resume:

“The ferociously talented Gibson delivers his signature mélange of technopop splendor and post-industrial squalor” (Time) in this New York Times bestseller that features his hero from Idoru... Colin Laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo. His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. Not in Tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. Something is about to happen in San Francisco. The mists make it easy to hide, if hiding is what you want, and even at the best of times reality there seems to shift. A gray man moves elegantly through the mists, leaving bodies in his wake, so that a tide of absences alerts Laney to his presence. A boy named Silencio does not speak, but flies through webs of cyber-information in search of the one object that has seized his imagination. And Rei Toi, the Japanese Idoru, continues her study of all things human. She herself is not human, not quite, but she’s working on it. And in the mists of San Francisco, at this rare moment in history, who is to say what is or is not impossible...

Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting

Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111898353X
Author: Lee Lanier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier Book Resume:

Level up your skills with powerful texturing and lightingtechniques Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Edition leadsyou through the latest advanced techniques for adding realisticdetail to your models. This new edition is up-to-date with thelatest Maya texturing, lighting, and rendering features, includingan exploration of the Node Editor, new Maya utility nodes andexpanded coverage of mental ray shaders, and render settings. Theproven tutorials are culled from real-world experience and refinedto give you the ultimate in practical skills. You'll learn workflowtips and tricks, the construction of custom shading networks, andthe application of time-saving tools that bring your project fromconcept to reality. The companion website features severalgigabytes of Maya scene files, texture bitmaps, and QuickTimemovies that support the exercises in the book, giving youeverything you need to advance your animation skillset. This book helps you take your rendering skills to the next levelwith the advanced tools and techniques that take animation fromgood to great. Learn the theory behind expert lighting design Understand shadows, shading components, and texturemapping Work with node networks, raytracing, and globalillumination Try new approaches to rendering using Maya Software and mentalray If you're ready to take a big step forward and fine-tune yourstyle, Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Editionis the practical, hands-on guide you need.

Advances in Visual Computing

Advances in Visual Computing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319278630
Author: George Bebis,Richard Boyle,Bahram Parvin,Darko Koracin,Ioannis Pavlidis,Rogerio Feris,Tim McGraw,Mark Elendt,Regis Kopper,Eric Ragan,Zhao Ye,Gunther Weber
Publisher: Springer
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Advances in Visual Computing by George Bebis,Richard Boyle,Bahram Parvin,Darko Koracin,Ioannis Pavlidis,Rogerio Feris,Tim McGraw,Mark Elendt,Regis Kopper,Eric Ragan,Zhao Ye,Gunther Weber Book Resume:

The two volume set LNCS 9474 and LNCS 9475 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2015, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in December 2015. The 115 revised full papers and 35 poster papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 260 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections: Part I (LNCS 9474) comprises computational bioimaging; computer graphics; motion and tracking; segmentation; recognition; visualization; mapping; modeling and surface reconstruction; advancing autonomy for aerial robotics; medical imaging; virtual reality; observing humans; spectral imaging and processing; intelligent transportation systems; visual perception and robotic systems. Part II (LNCS 9475): applications; 3D computer vision; computer graphics; segmentation; biometrics; pattern recognition; recognition; and virtual reality.

Image Analysis and Recognition

Image Analysis and Recognition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540319387
Author: Mohamed Kamel,Aurélio Campilho
Publisher: Springer
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Image Analysis and Recognition by Mohamed Kamel,Aurélio Campilho Book Resume:

ICIAR 2005, the International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, was the second ICIAR conference, and was held in Toronto, Canada. ICIAR is organized annually, and alternates between Europe and North America. ICIAR 2004 was held in Porto, Portugal. The idea of o?ering these conferences came as a result of discussion between researchers in Portugal and Canada to encourage collaboration and exchange, mainly between these two countries, but also with the open participation of other countries, addressing recent advances in theory, methodology and applications. TheresponsetothecallforpapersforICIAR2005wasencouraging.From295 full papers submitted, 153 were ?nally accepted (80 oral presentations, and 73 posters). The review process was carried out by the Program Committee m- bersandotherreviewers;allareexpertsinvariousimageanalysisandrecognition areas. Each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewers, and also checked by the conference co-chairs. The high quality of the papers in these proceedings is attributed ?rst to the authors,and second to the quality of the reviews provided by the experts. We would like to thank the authors for responding to our call, andwewholeheartedlythankthe reviewersfor theirexcellentwork,andfortheir timely response. It is this collective e?ort that resulted in the strong conference program and high-quality proceedings in your hands.

Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body

Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3131607114
Author: Mathias Prokop,Michael Galanski
Publisher: Thieme
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Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body by Mathias Prokop,Michael Galanski Book Resume:

Whole body computed tomography has developed at a rapid pace in the past decade, spurred on by the introduction of spiral and multislice scanning. These new technologies have not only improved diagnostic accuracy, but also made new applications possible that were previously accessible only through more complex or invasive techniques.This new book expertly fills a gap in the literature by combining the practically relevant technical background with the clinical information required for correctly performing and interpreting CT examinations. The book presents the state-of-the-art capabilities and requirements of CT as a key diagnostic and interventional tool, with special emphasis on the role of spiral and multi-slice CT. You will find a thorough introduction to CT technology from scanner design to 3D image reconstruction, useful practical hints on how to optimize your examination protocols and how to keep the radiation exposure of your patients to a minimum, as well as an extensive clinical section in which symptoms, pathology and CT morphology are integrated to provide you withthe basis for subtle interpretation of CT findings using the most modern CT techniques.Highlights include:- Full coverage of single-slice, 4-slice and 16-slice scanning techniques- Introduction to extended CT applications including cardiac CT,CT fluoroscopy,and 3D image processing- Organ-specific protocols for scanning and contrast administration- Practical guidelines for maximizing image quality and minimizing radiation exposure- Useful suggestions for image interpretation and for avoiding pitfalls and errors- Convenient format by organ systemand disease entity- Full discussion of organ-specific pathology and CT morphology- CT indications integrated with other imaging modalitiesAt a time when CT examinations are becoming more technically demanding and complex, with an increasing number of scan parameters and advances in 3D reconstructions, this book is an essential professional tool. Experienced practitioners will find their diagnostic and technical skills improved by reading the book, and beginners will enjoy the clear, systematic approach that will help them use the technique with confidence.

Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 331958877X
Author: Paolo Perego,Giuseppe Andreoni,Giovanna Rizzo
Publisher: Springer
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Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare by Paolo Perego,Giuseppe Andreoni,Giovanna Rizzo Book Resume:

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2016, held in Milan, Italy, in November 2016. The 50 revised full papers were reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and are organized in topical sections covering: Technological development for m-health application user engagement.- IoT - Internet of Things.- Advances in soft wearable technology for mobile-health.- Emerging experiences into receiving and delivering healthcare through mobile and embedded solutions.- Advances in personalized healthcare services.- Mobile monitoring, and social media pervasive technologies.

Psychoanalyzing Cinema

Psychoanalyzing Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137116943
Author: j. jagodzinski
Publisher: Springer
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Psychoanalyzing Cinema by j. jagodzinski Book Resume:

The essays within this collection explore the possibilities and potentialities of all three positions, presenting encounters that are, at times contradictory, at other times supportive, as well as complementary. The collection thereby enriches the questions that are being raised within contemporary cinematic studies.

GPU-Based Techniques for Global Illumination Effects

GPU-Based Techniques for Global Illumination Effects [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1598295608
Author: Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos,Laszlo Szecsi,Mateu Sbert
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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GPU-Based Techniques for Global Illumination Effects by Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos,Laszlo Szecsi,Mateu Sbert Book Resume:

This book presents techniques to render photo-realistic images by programming the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). We discuss effects such as mirror reflections, refractions, caustics, diffuse or glossy indirect illumination, radiosity, single or multiple scattering in participating media, tone reproduction, glow, and depth of field. The book targets game developers, graphics programmers, and also students with some basic understanding of computer graphics algorithms, rendering APIs like Direct3D or OpenGL, and shader programming. In order to make the book self-contained, the most important concepts of local illumination and global illumination rendering, graphics hardware, and Direct3D/HLSL programming are reviewed in the first chapters. After these introductory chapters we warm up with simple methods including shadow and environment mapping, then we move on toward advanced concepts aiming at global illumination rendering. Since it would have been impossible to give a rigorous review of all approaches proposed in this field, we go into the details of just a few methods solving each particular global illumination effect. However, a short discussion of the state of the art and links to the bibliography are also provided to refer the interested reader to techniques that are not detailed in this book. The implementation of the selected methods is also presented in HLSL, and we discuss their observed performance, merits, and disadvantages. In the last chapter, we also review how these techniques can be integrated in an advanced game engine and present case studies of their exploitation in games. Having gone through this book, the reader will have an overview of the state of the art, will be able to apply and improve these techniques, and most importantly, will be capable of developing brand new GPU algorithms. Table of Contents: Global Illumintation Rendering / Local Illumination Rendering Pipeline of GPUs / Programming and Controlling GPUs / Simple Improvements of the Local Illumination Model / Ray Casting on the GPU / Specular Effects with Rasterization / Diffuse and Glossy Indirect Illumination / Pre-computation Aided Global Illumination / Participating Media Rendering / Fake Global Illumination / Postprocessing Effects / Integrating GI Effects in Games and Virtual Reality Systems / Bibliography

Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474450733
Author: Hanjo Berressem
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy by Hanjo Berressem Book Resume:

Engaging the whole body of Deleuze's work, including less rehearsed texts such as The Actual and the Virtual, Lucretius and the Simulacrum and his lectures on Spinoza, Hanjo Berressem traces the 'line of light' that runs through Deleuze's thought.

Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy for Understanding of a Condensed Matter

Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy for Understanding of a Condensed Matter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 4431564934
Author: Takeshi Hasegawa
Publisher: Springer
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Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy for Understanding of a Condensed Matter by Takeshi Hasegawa Book Resume:

This book is intended to provide a course of infrared spectroscopy for quantitative analysis, covering both bulk matter and surface/interface analyses. Although the technology of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was established many years ago, the full potential of infrared spectroscopy has not been properly recognized, and its intrinsic potential is still put aside. FT-IR has outstandingly useful characteristics, however, represented by the high sensitivity for monolayer analysis, highly reliable quantitativity, and reproducibility, which are quite suitable for surface and interface analysis. Because infrared spectroscopy provides rich chemical information—for example, hydrogen bonding, molecular conformation, orientation, aggregation, and crystallinity—FT-IR should be the first choice of chemical analysis in a laboratory. In this book, various analytical techniques and basic knowledge of infrared spectroscopy are described in a uniform manner. In particular, techniques for quantitative understanding are particularly focused for the reader’s convenience.