Virtual Reality

Author: Melanie Chan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921471
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming. However, this book will pay particular attention to the time between the 1980s to the 1990s when virtual reality and cyberspace were represented, particularly in fiction, as a wondrous technology that enabled transcendence from the limitations of physical embodiment. The purpose of this critical historical analysis of representations of virtual reality is to examine how they might deny, repress or overlook embodied experience. Specifically, the author will contend that embodiment is a fundamental aspect of immersion in virtual reality, rather than something which is to be transcended. In this way, the book aims to challenge distorted ideas about transcendence and productively contribute to debates about embodiment and technology.

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals

Author: August E. Grant
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351334638
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For three decades, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals has set the standard as the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how communication technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what’s in store for the future. The secret to the longevity is simple—every two years, the book is completely rewritten to ensure that it contains the latest developments in mass media, computers, consumer electronics, networking, and telephony. Plus, the book includes the Fundamentals: the first five chapters explain the communication technology ecosystem, the history, structure, and regulations. The chapters are written by experts who provide snapshots of the state of each individual field. Together, these updates provide a broad overview of these industries, as well as the role communication technologies play in our everyday lives. In addition to substantial updates to each chapter, the 16th edition includes: First-ever chapters on Virtual/Augmented Reality and eSports. Updated user data in every chapter. Overview of industry structure, including recent and proposed mergers and acquisitions Suggestions on how to get a job working with the technologies discussed. The companion website, www.tfi.com/ctu, offers updated information on the technologies covered in this text, as well as links to other resources.

ICTR 2018 International Conference on Tourism Research

Author: Dr Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen, JAMK University of Applied Science Jyväskylä, Finland
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
ISBN: 191121876X
Format: PDF, ePub
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These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2018) which is being hosted by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland on 23-24 March 2018.

Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

Author: Yu-li Liu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317744101
Format: PDF, ePub
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With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address marketing strategies that can harness the unique nature of digital media’s innovation, production design, and accessibility. They draw on case studies in Asia, North America, and Europe to offer best practices for both policy and marketing strategies.

New Media

Author: Sonia M. Livingstone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415431603
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Human Creation Between Reality and Illusion

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402035780
Format: PDF
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Identifying quickly illusion with deception, we tend to oppose it to the reality of life. However, investigating in this collection of essays illusion's functions in the Arts, which thrives upon illusion and yet maintains its existential roots and meaningfullness in the real, we might wonder about the nature of reality itself. Does not illusion open the seeming confines of factual reality into horizons of imagination which transform it? Does it not, like art, belong essentially to the makeup of human reality? Papers by: Lanfranco Aceti, John Baldacchino, Maria Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Jo Ann Circosta, Madalina Diaconu, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Brian Grassom, Marguerite Harris, Andrew E. Hershberger, James Carlton Hughes, Lawrence Kimmel, Jung In Kwon, Ruth Ronen, Scott A. Sherer, Joanne Snow-Smith, Max Statkiewicz, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Daniel Unger, James Werner.

Digital Representations of the Real World

Author: Marcus A. Magnor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482243822
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Create Genuine Visual Realism in Computer Graphics Digital Representations of the Real World: How to Capture, Model, and Render Visual Reality explains how to portray visual worlds with a high degree of realism using the latest video acquisition technology, computer graphics methods, and computer vision algorithms. It explores the integration of new capture modalities, reconstruction approaches, and visual perception into the computer graphics pipeline. Understand the Entire Pipeline from Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Modeling to Realistic Rendering and Applications The book covers sensors for capturing 3D scenes, including regular cameras, wide-angle omnidirectional cameras, active range scanners, and plenoptic (multi-viewpoint) cameras, as well as fundamental algorithms for processing the imagery, such as stereo correspondence and 3D structure and motion recovery. It describes 3D modeling techniques, from generic object models (such as 3D meshes) to more domain-specific models (such as human shape and motion models). The book also discusses how techniques, including image- and video-based rendering, meet speed and realism requirements. Overcome Challenges in Your Own Research Experiments This book is both an accessible introduction to the emerging research of real-world visual computing and a practical guide that shows you how to start implementing frequently encountered methods.

Information Arts

Author: Stephen Wilson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262731584
Format: PDF, Docs
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An introduction to the work and ideas of artists who use—and even influence—science and technology.

Echoes of Other Worlds Sound in Virtual Reality

Author: Tom A. Garner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657089
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book explores the nature and importance of sound in virtual reality (VR). Approaching the subject from a holistic perspective, the book delivers an emergent framework of VR sound. This framework brings together numerous elements that collectively determine the nature of sound in VR; from various aspects of VR technology, to the physiological and psychological complexities of the user, to the wider technological, historical and sociocultural issues. Garner asks, amongst other things: what is the meaning of sound? How have fictional visions of VR shaped our expectations for present technology? How can VR sound hope to evoke the desired responses for such an infinitely heterogeneous user base? This book if for those with an interest in sound and VR, who wish to learn more about the great complexities of the subject and discover the contemporary issues from which future VR will surely advance.