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Once Upon a Pixel

By Eddie Paterson,Timothy Simpson-Williams,Will Cordner
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
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  • Pages : 182
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Once Upon a Pixel examines the increasing sophistication of storytelling and worldbuilding in modern video games. Drawing on some of gaming’s most popular titles, including Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, and the long-running Metal Gear Solid series, it is a pioneering exploration into narrative in games from the perspective of the creative writer. With interviews and insights from across the industry, it provides a complete account of how Triple-A, independent, and even virtual reality games are changing the way we tell stories. Key Features A fresh perspective on video games as a whole new form of creative writing. Interviews with a range of leading industry figures, from critics to creators. Professional analysis of modern video game script excerpts. Insights into emerging technologies and the future of interactive storytelling.

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  • Publisher : Springer
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  • Pages : 397
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference, FUN 2012, held in June 2012 in Venice, Italy. The 34 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 56 submissions. They feature a large variety of topics in the field of the use, design, and analysis of algorithms and data structures, focusing on results that provide amusing, witty but nonetheless original and scientifically profound contributions to the area.

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By Mohammad A. Karim
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000104826
  • Pages : 864
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Covers principles, applications, and issues pertaining to all major elecro-optical displays presently in use, with discussion of display evaluation characteristics and human factor topics. Coverage includes: liquid crystal (LC) display properties, matrix addressing, and photoaddressing issues; time-

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  • Pages : 250
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A quick and clear introduction to graphics programming under Windows 98 without encumbering the reader in a mass of extraneous details. The application of object oriented techniques to graphics programming is a principal theme throughout the text and many illustrative coding examples in C++ are provided. The main topics include: message-based programming; window management; working with C++ objects; Windows 98 GDI; pens, brushes, bitmaps and palettes; sprite animation; wire-frame and polygon-fill images; assembly language programming; 3D vector geometry; perspective projections; hidden pixel removal; colour shading and texture mapping; virtual world simulation.

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Optical Payloads for Space Missions is a comprehensive collection of optical spacecraft payloads with contributions by leading international rocket-scientists and instrument builders. Covers various applications, including earth observation, communications, navigation, weather, and science satellites and deep space exploration Each chapter covers one or more specific optical payload Contains a review chapter which provides readers with an overview on the background, current status, trends, and future prospects of the optical payloads Provides information on the principles of the optical spacecraft payloads, missions’ background, motivation and challenges, as well as the scientific returns, benefits and applications

Inspiring Students with Digital Ink

By Tracy Hammond,Manoj Prasad,Anna Stepanova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030173984
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 767
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This book highlights the latest research in pen and touch, its current use in STEM classrooms, sketching and haptics technologies. Computer and educational scientists from academia and industry presented their research at the Conference on Pen and Touch Technology on Education (CPTTE) 2017 on the advancement of digital ink technology and its applications for college and K-12 classrooms. This book is the synthesis of the presented results and the ideas generated from conference discussions. This volume contains seven parts; exploring topics like sketching forensics, teaching STEM, sketch recognition applications, creating a learning environment with sketching, teaching to sketch, and haptics. The book focuses on intelligent systems using digital ink that enable pen and touch interaction that teach and inspire students. Inspiring Students through Digital Ink is a must-read for anyone wanting to improve today’s student experiences and apply innovative approaches in the classroom. Also highlighted are current and future directions in pen and touch research.

Automating the Analysis of Spatial Grids

By Valliappa Lakshmanan
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9400740751
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 319
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The ability to create automated algorithms to process gridded spatial data is increasingly important as remotely sensed datasets increase in volume and frequency. Whether in business, social science, ecology, meteorology or urban planning, the ability to create automated applications to analyze and detect patterns in geospatial data is increasingly important. This book provides students with a foundation in topics of digital image processing and data mining as applied to geospatial datasets. The aim is for readers to be able to devise and implement automated techniques to extract information from spatial grids such as radar, satellite or high-resolution survey imagery.

Intelligent Computer Techniques in Applied Electromagnetics

By Slawomir Wiak,Andrzej Krawczyk,Ivo Dolezel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 354078490X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 369
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Book Summary:

This book contains papers presented at the International Symposium on Elect- magnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering ISEF’07 which was held in Prague, the Czech Republic, from September 13 to 15, 2007. ISEF conferences have been organized since 1985 and from the very beginning it was a common initiative of Polish and other European researchers who have dealt with electromagnetic ?eld in electrical engineering. The conference travels through Europe and is organized in various academic centres. Relatively often, it was held in some Polish city as the initiative was on the part of Polish scientists. Now ISEF is much more international and successive events take place in different European academic centres renowned for electromagnetic research. This time it was Prague, famous for its beauty and historical background, as it is the place where many c- tures mingle. The venue of the conference was the historical building of Charles University, placed just in the centre of Prague. The Technical University of Prague, in turn, constituted the logistic centre of the conference. It is the tradition of the ISEF meetings that they try to tackle quite a vast area of computational and applied electromagnetics. Moreover, the ISEF symposia aim at combining theory and practice; therefore the majority of papers are deeply rooted in engineering problems, being simultaneously of a high theoretical level.

Data Depth

By Regina Y. Liu,Robert Joseph Serfling,Diane L. Souvaine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Isbn : 9780821871126
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 265
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The book is a collection of some of the research presented at the workshop of the same name held in May 2003 at Rutgers University. The workshop brought together researchers from two different communities: statisticians and specialists in computational geometry. The main idea unifying these two research areas turned out to be the notion of data depth, which is an important notion both in statistics and in the study of efficiency of algorithms used in computational geometry. Many ofthe articles in the book lay down the foundations for further collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Information for our distributors: Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1-7 were co-published with theAssociation for Computer Machinery (ACM).

Video Surveillance for Sensor Platforms

By Mayssaa Al Najjar,Milad Ghantous,Magdy Bayoumi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 1461418577
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 209
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Book Summary:

This book introduces resource aware image decomposition, registration, fusion, object detection and tracking algorithms along with their applications in security, monitoring and integration in 3rd Generation Surveillance Systems. All algorithms are evaluated through experimental and simulation results and a parallel and pipelined efficient architecture for implementing the algorithms is described.

Quantitative Functional Brain Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography

By Richard E. Carson,Peter Herscovitch,Margaret E. Daube-Witherspoon
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 9780080540115
  • Pages : 503
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 320
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This book presents the latest scientific developments in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) dealing with data acquisition, image processing, applications, statistical analysis, tracer development, parameter estimation, and kinetic modeling. It covers improved methodology and the application of existing techniques to new areas. The text also describes new approaches in scanner design and image processing, and the latest techniques for modeling and statistical analyses. This volume will be a useful reference for the active brain PET scientist, as well as a valuable introduction for students and researchers who wish to take advantage of the capabilities of PET to study the normal and diseased brain. Authored by international authorities in PET Provides the latest up-to-date techniques and applications Covers all fundamental disciplines of PET in one volume A comprehensive resource for students, clinicians, and new PET researchers