Computers

Visual Form 2001

Author: Carlo Arcelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 797

View: 620

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Visual Form, IWVF-4, held in Capri, Italy, in May 2001. The 66 revised full papers presented together with seven invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 117 submissions. The book covers theoretical and applicative aspects of visual form processing. The papers are organized in topical sections on representation, analysis, recognition, modelling and retrieval, and applications.
Computers

Visual Form 2001

Author: Carlo Arcelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 797

View: 568

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Visual Form, IWVF-4, held in Capri, Italy, in May 2001. The 66 revised full papers presented together with seven invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 117 submissions. The book covers theoretical and applicative aspects of visual form processing. The papers are organized in topical sections on representation, analysis, recognition, modelling and retrieval, and applications.
Architecture

Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture

Author: Catherine Dee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 111

Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. 'Fabric' is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while 'form' refers to the components that make up this fabric. Together form and fabric create a morphology of landscape useful for the development of visual-spatial design thinking and awareness. This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers.
Architecture

Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture

Author: Catherine Dee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 214

View: 285

This bestselling title provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. It is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form

Author: Anne Teresa Demo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 592

This volume offers a multifaceted investigation of intersections among visual and memorial forms in modern art, politics, and society. The question of the relationships among images and memory is particularly relevant to contemporary society, at a time when visually-based technologies are increasingly employed in both grand and modest efforts to preserve the past amid rapid social change. The chapters in this book provide valuable insights concerning not only how memories may be seen (or sighted) in visual form but also how visual forms constitute noteworthy material sites of memory. The collection addresses this central theme with a wealth of interdisciplinary and international approaches, featuring conventional scholarly as well as artistic works from such disciplines as rhetoric and communication, art and art history, architecture, landscape studies, and more, by contributors from around the globe.
Philosophy

Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Author: David Bennett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 409

View: 842

Philosophers and cognitive scientists address the relationships among the senses and the connections between conscious experiences that form unified wholes. In this volume, cognitive scientists and philosophers examine two closely related aspects of mind and mental functioning: the relationships among the various senses and the links that connect different conscious experiences to form unified wholes. The contributors address a range of questions concerning how information from one sense influences the processing of information from the other senses and how unified states of consciousness emerge from the bonds that tie conscious experiences together. Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness is the first book to address both of these topics, integrating scientific and philosophical concerns. A flood of recent work in both philosophy and perception science has challenged traditional conceptions of the sensory systems as operating in isolation. Contributors to the volume consider the ways in which perceptual contact with the world is or may be “multisensory,” discussing such subjects as the modeling of multisensory integration and philosophical aspects of sensory modalities. Recent years have seen a similar surge of interest in unity of consciousness. Contributors explore a range of questions on this topic, including the nature of that unity, the degree to which conscious experiences are unified, and the relationship between unified consciousness and the self. Contributors Tim Bayne, David J. Bennett, Berit Brogaard, Barry Dainton, Ophelia Deroy, Frederique de Vignemont, Marc Ernst, Richard Held, Christopher S. Hill, Geoffrey Lee, Kristan Marlow, Farid Masrour, Jennifer Matey, Casey O'Callaghan, Cesare V. Parise, Kevin Rice, Elizabeth Schechter, Pawan Sinha, Julia Trommershaeuser, Loes C. J. van Dam, Jonathan Vogel, James Van Cleve, Robert Van Gulick, Jonas Wulff
Mathematics

Pattern Recognition and String Matching

Author: Dechang Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 772

View: 541

The research and development of pattern recognition have proven to be of importance in science, technology, and human activity. Many useful concepts and tools from different disciplines have been employed in pattern recognition. Among them is string matching, which receives much theoretical and practical attention. String matching is also an important topic in combinatorial optimization. This book is devoted to recent advances in pattern recognition and string matching. It consists of twenty eight chapters written by different authors, addressing a broad range of topics such as those from classifica tion, matching, mining, feature selection, and applications. Each chapter is self-contained, and presents either novel methodological approaches or applications of existing theories and techniques. The aim, intent, and motivation for publishing this book is to pro vide a reference tool for the increasing number of readers who depend upon pattern recognition or string matching in some way. This includes students and professionals in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and electrical engineering. We wish to thank all the authors for their valuable efforts, which made this book a reality. Thanks also go to all reviewers who gave generously of their time and expertise.
Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization

Author: Johan Wagemans

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 980

View: 825

Perceptual organization comprises a wide range of processes such as perceptual grouping, figure-ground organization, filling-in, completion, perceptual switching, etc. Such processes are most notable in the context of shape perception but they also play a role in texture perception, lightness perception, color perception, motion perception, depth perception, etc. Perceptual organization deals with a variety of perceptual phenomena of central interest, studied from many different perspectives, including psychophysics, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and computational modeling. Given its central importance in phenomenal experience, perceptual organization has also figured prominently in classic Gestalt writings on the topic, touching upon deep philosophical issues regarding mind-brain relationships and consciousness. In addition, it attracts a great deal of interest from people working in applied areas like visual art, design, architecture, music, and so forth. The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization provides a broad and extensive review of the current literature, written in an accessible form for scholars and students. With chapter written by leading researchers in the field, this is the state-of-the-art reference work on this topic, and will be so for many years to come.
Computers

ECAI 2006

Author: G. Brewka

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 892

View: 122

In the summer of 1956, John McCarthy organized the famous Dartmouth Conference which is now commonly viewed as the founding event for the field of Artificial Intelligence. During the last 50 years, AI has seen a tremendous development and is now a well-established scientific discipline all over the world. Also in Europe AI is in excellent shape, as witnessed by the large number of high quality papers in this publication. In comparison with ECAI 2004, there’s a strong increase in the relative number of submissions from Distributed AI / Agents and Cognitive Modelling. Knowledge Representation & Reasoning is traditionally strong in Europe and remains the biggest area of ECAI-06. One reason the figures for Case-Based Reasoning are rather low is that much of the high quality work in this area has found its way into prestigious applications and is thus represented under the heading of PAIS.
Literary Criticism

Travel Writing, Visual Culture, and Form, 1760-1900

Author: Brian H. Murray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 462

This collection reveals the variety of literary forms and visual media through which travel records were conveyed in the long nineteenth century, bringing together a group of leading researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the relationship between travel writing, visual representation and formal innovation.
Political Science

Visual Politics and North Korea

Author: David Shim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 851

In the realm of international relations, there are seemingly few states like North Korea. Whether it is the country’s human rights situation, its precarious everyday life or its so-called foreign policy of coercion and nuclear brinkmanship, no matter what this ‘pariah’ nation says and does it affects the state and stability of regional and global politics. But what do we know about North Korea and how do we come to know it? This book argues that visual imagery plays a decisive role in this operation. By discussing two exemplary areas – everyday photography and satellite imagery – the book takes into account the role of images in the way that particular issues related to North Korea are understood in contemporary geopolitics. Images work. They do something by evoking a particular perspective of what is shown in them, allowing only specific ways of seeing and knowing. In this sense, images are deeply political. Individual methodological usages in the book can provide a procedural basis from which to start or rethink further studies on visuality, both in IR and beyond. It also opens an innovative path for future studies on East Asia, making the book attractive to a range of specialists and thus holding an appeal beyond the boundaries of a single discipline.
Computers

Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling

Author: France International Conference on Virtual Storytelling 2001 Avignon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 211

View: 889

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the first International Conference on Virtual Storytelling, ICVS 2001, held in Avignon, France, in September 2001. The 20 revised full papers presented together with four invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. The book offers topical sections on new techniques, authoring tools, a new form of narration, virtual characters, and applications.
Social Science

The Future of Visual Anthropology

Author: Sarah Pink

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 892

An eminent author in the field presents a groundbreaking examination of developments within the field of visual anthropology, develops a new approach, and examines the way forward for this sub discipline in the twenty-first century.
Medical

The Visual Brain in Action

Author: David Milner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 297

View: 470

First published in 1995, this book presents a model for understanding the visual processing underlying perception and action, proposing a broad distinction within the brain between two kinds of vision: conscious perception and unconscious 'online' vision.
Social Science

The Culture of Design

Author: Guy Julier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 769

Praise for the first edition: `Julier provides an important contemporary account of how design disciplines act and interact in the world.... an important resource for the student of design... perfection as a cultural studies text′ - European Journal of Cultural Studies Aimed at students of design studies, design history, cultural studies and sociology, The Culture of Design, offers a unique overview of design practice in contemporary culture and society. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, Julier nevertheless foregrounds the everyday business and professional context in which designers work. The second edition of The Culture of Design, has been thoroughly revised and updated, and contains new case studies, including one on the iPod. In addition, the book now has a new introductory chapter that outlines academic approaches to ′design culture′ and an extended final chapter which looks at the links between design and management studies and how the creative industries function in the context of urban regeneration and social participation.
Automatic tracking

FUSION ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Automatic tracking

Page:

View: 523

Computers

Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in C#

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1080

View: 235

*The first advanced book offering important .NET 2.0 insights into C# and Windows Forms *Explains taking .NET controls to highest level for programmers, with advanced customizations *Follows the successful formula of the previous edition (1590590457), examining all the .NET controls from old staples to the new .NET 2.0 controls
Medical

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Author: Arthur G. Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 660

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --
Medical

Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Cognition

Author: Nancy Kanwisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 554

View: 781

The latest volume in the critically acclaimed and highly influential Attention and Performance series focuses on the role that functional neuroimaging plays in visual cognition. Functional neuroimaging has greatly enhanced our knowledge of the brain, and has been one of the most important tools in cognitive neuroscience. At the same time, the full power of neuroimaging can be realized only if there is convergence with theories based on other approaches includingcomputational modelling, behavioural experiments, and electrophysiology in the behaving animal. In this book, Nancy Kanwisher and John Duncan have brought together leading cognitive neuroscientists to present groundbreaking new research on the neural bases of vision. The first part of the book considers the degree to which visual processing in the brain is modular, including contributions from both sceptics and proponents of modularity. Part 2 focuses on object recognition, in particular the role of the ventral visual pathway. In part 3, the mechanisms ofvisual attention are discussed. The final part of the book explores the relationship between vision and action, with a look at the neurophysiology of sensorimotor integration. In additional chapters, Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses research on mirror neurons and their implications for understanding the actions and intentions of others, while Michael Posner considers what we have achieved so far with neuroimaging, and looks to the future and the next steps in our quest tounderstand brain function. Superbly edited and full of stunning colour images, this will be one of the key publications in the field of cognitive neuroscience.