Image Objects

Image Objects
Publisher MIT Press
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Category Computers
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780262361804
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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How computer graphics transformed the computer from a calculating machine into an interactive medium, as seen through the histories of five technical objects. Most of us think of computer graphics as a relatively recent invention, enabling the spectacular visual effects and lifelike simulations we see in current films, television shows, and digital games. In fact, computer graphics have been around as long as the modern computer itself, and played a fundamental role in the development of our contemporary culture of computing. In Image Objects, Jacob Gaboury offers a prehistory of computer graphics through an examination of five technical objects--an algorithm, an interface, an object standard, a programming paradigm, and a hardware platform--arguing that computer graphics transformed the computer from a calculating machine into an interactive medium. Gaboury explores early efforts to produce an algorithmic solution for the calculation of object visibility; considers the history of the computer screen and the random-access memory that first made interactive images possible; examines the standardization of graphical objects through the Utah teapot, the most famous graphical model in the history of the field; reviews the graphical origins of the object-oriented programming paradigm; and, finally, considers the development of the graphics processing unit as the catalyst that enabled an explosion in graphical computing at the end of the twentieth century. The development of computer graphics, Gaboury argues, signals a change not only in the way we make images but also in the way we mediate our world through the computer--and how we have come to reimagine that world as computational.

Image Objects
  • Author : Jacob Gaboury
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03

How computer graphics transformed the computer from a calculating machine into an interactive medium, as seen through the histories of five technical objects. Most of us think of computer graphics as a relatively recent invention, enabling the spectacular visual effects and lifelike simulations we see in current films, television shows,

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Evocative Objects
  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30

Autobiographical essays, framed by two interpretive essays by the editor, describe the power of an object to evoke emotion and provoke thought: reflections on a cello, a laptop computer, a 1964 Ford Falcon, an apple, a mummy in a museum, and other "things-to-think-with." For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects

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Boundary Objects and Beyond
  • Author : Geoffrey C. Bowker,Stefan Timmermans,Adele E. Clarke,Ellen Balka
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-26

The multifaceted work of the late Susan Leigh Star is explored through a selection of her writings and essays by friends and colleagues. Susan Leigh Star (1954–2010) was one of the most influential science studies scholars of the last several decades. In her work, Star highlighted the messy practices of discovering

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Compact Objects in Astrophysics
  • Author : Max Camenzind
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-02-24

Modern comprehensive introduction and overview of the physics of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, including all relevant observations. Contains a basic introduction to General Relativity, including the modern 3+1 split of spacetime and of Einstein’s equations. The split is used for the first time to derive the structure

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Objects and Databases
  • Author : Klaus R. Dittrich,Giovanna Guerrini,Isabella Merlo,Marta Oliva,M. Elena Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-06-29

These post-proceedings contain the revised versions of the papers presented at the \Symposium on Objects and Databases" which was held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, June 13, 2000, in conjunction with the Fourteenth European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP 2000. This event continued the t- dition established the year before in Lisbon (Portugal) with the

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Significant Objects
  • Author : Joshua Glenn,Rob Walker
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06

100 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS: A Literary and Economic Experiment Can a great story transform a worthless trinket into a significant object? The Significant Objects project set out to answer that question once and for all, by recruiting a highly impressive crew of creative writers to invent stories

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Applications and Markets for Cooperating Objects
  • Author : Stamatis Karnouskos,Pedro José Marrón,Giancarlo Fortino,Luca Mottola,José Ramiro Martínez-de Dios
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-06

This book provides an overview and an insight in cooperative objects and defines the classification of topics into the different areas. A significant number of researchers and industrial partners were contacted in order to prepare the roadmap. The book presents of the main results provided by the corresponding European project "

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Eliminativism  Objects  and Persons
  • Author : Jiri Benovsky
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30

In Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that he doesn't exist. In this book, he also defends the view that this book itself doesn't exist. But this did not prevent him to write the book, and although in Benovsky's view you don't exist either, this does not

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The micrographic dictionary  a guide to the examination of microscopic objects  by J W  Griffith and A  Henfrey
  • Author : John William Griffith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1856

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Objects and Materials
  • Author : Penny Harvey,Eleanor Conlin Casella,Gillian Evans,Hannah Knox,Christine McLean,Elizabeth B. Silva,Nicholas Thoburn,Kath Woodward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-16

There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage,

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Star forming Dwarf Galaxies and Related Objects
  • Author : D. Kunth,Xuan Thuan Trinh,J. Thanh Van Tran
  • Publisher : Atlantica Séguier Frontières
  • Release Date : 1985

Read online Star forming Dwarf Galaxies and Related Objects written by D. Kunth,Xuan Thuan Trinh,J. Thanh Van Tran, published by Atlantica Séguier Frontières which was released on 1985. Download full Star forming Dwarf Galaxies and Related Objects Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Formal Methods for Mining Structured Objects
  • Author : Gemma C Garriga
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26

In the field of knowledge discovery, graphs of concepts are an expressive and versatile modeling technique providing ways to reason about information implicit in a set of data. Interesting examples of this can be found under the mathematical theory of formal concept analysis, dedicated to the construction of a lattice

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Light Field Methods for the Visual Inspection of Transparent Objects
  • Author : Meyer, Johannes
  • Publisher : KIT Scientific Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22

Read online Light Field Methods for the Visual Inspection of Transparent Objects written by Meyer, Johannes, published by KIT Scientific Publishing which was released on 2019-08-22. Download full Light Field Methods for the Visual Inspection of Transparent Objects Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Object oriented C   Programming
  • Author : Hirday Narayan Yadav
  • Publisher : Firewall Media
  • Release Date : 2008

Read online Object oriented C Programming written by Hirday Narayan Yadav, published by Firewall Media which was released on 2008. Download full Object oriented C Programming Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Programming Mobile Objects with Java
  • Author : Jeff Nelson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999

A complete guide to using today's hottest new object technology in your programs Programming Mobile Objects with Java Mobile objects let you build incredibly flexible programs that can remake any or all of their features and capabilities on the fly, according to changing end-user demands. Now, in this practical guide

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