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Avatar Assembled

Author : Jaime Banks
ISBN : 1433135604
Genre : Avatars (Virtual reality)
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Avatar, Assembled is a curated volume that unpacks videogame and virtual world avatars--not as a monolithic phenomenon (as they are usually framed) but as sociotechnical assemblages, pieced together from social (human-like) features like voice and gesture to technical (machine-like) features like graphics and glitches. Each chapter accounts for the empirical, theoretical, technical, and popular understandings of these avatar "components"--60 in total--altogether offering a nuanced explication of avatars-as-assemblages as they matter in contemporary society and in individual experience. The volume is a "crossover" piece in that, while it delves into complex ideas, it is written in a way that will be accessible and interesting to students, researchers, designers, and practitioners alike.
Category: Avatars (Virtual reality)

Echoes Of The Great Song

Author : David Gemmell
ISBN : 9781409093602
Genre : Fiction
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'In my pantheon of literary greats, David Gemmell stands alone . . . he put me on the path I still walk today' CONN IGGULDEN The Great Bear will descend from the skies, and with his paw, lash at the ocean. He will devour all the works of Man. Then he will sleep for ten thousand years, and the breath of his sleep will be death. The prophecy had come true. The world spun. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. The few survivors of a once great empire struggled to rebuild, to hold their ground against the rising barbarian tide. Then two moons appeared in the skies, unleashing a terrible evil that threatened not only the new empire, but the survival of the world itself. 'When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell' The Dark Side 'Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous' Anne McCaffrey 'The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that' Interzone
Category: Fiction

Assembling Identities

Author : Sam Wiseman
ISBN : 9781443870429
Genre : Art
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This collection of sixteen essays, drawn from across the arts, humanities and social sciences, represents a cross-disciplinary exploration of some of the ways in which identities - whether of individuals, communities, or nations - are constructed, maintained and contested. It is introduced by the editor, Sam Wiseman, with a preface by Regenia Gagnier, and the essays are subdivided into four sections: Performative Identities; British Identities; Ethnic, Bodily and Sexual Identities; and Visual ...
Category: Art

Reinventing Ourselves Contemporary Concepts Of Identity In Virtual Worlds

Author : Anna Peachey
ISBN : 0857293613
Genre : Computers
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The proposed book explores the theme of identity, specifically as applied to its role and development in virtual worlds. Following the introduction, it is divided into four sections: identities, avatars and the relationship between them; factors that support the development of identity in virtual worlds; managing multiple identities across different environments and creating an online identity for a physical world purpose.
Category: Computers

Actionscript For Multiplayer Games And Virtual Worlds

Author : Jobe Makar
ISBN : 0321679466
Genre : Computers
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The demand for multiplayer games and virtual worlds has exploded over the last few years. Not only do companies want them for site stickiness through social networking, but developers have tremendous interest in exploring this niche area. While developing multiplayer content is challenging, it isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it is fun and highly rewarding! ActionScript for Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds explains fundamental multiplayer concepts from connecting to a server to real-time latency hiding techniques. In this book you’ll learn: How to connect users to achieve real-time interaction When to make decisions on the server versus the game client Time synchronization techniques How to use dead reckoning smoothing to hide network latency About tile-based games the isometric view Techniques for customizing and rendering avatars in a virtual world In addition, you’ll learn everything that goes into building: A real-time multiplayer tank battle game A real-time multilayer cooperative game A virtual world
Category: Computers


Author : Anirban Bandyopadhyay
ISBN : 9780429527180
Genre : Science
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Making an artificial brain is not a part of artificial intelligence. It will be a revolutionary journey of mankind exploring a science where one cannot write an equation, a material will vibrate like geometric shape, and then those shapes will change to make decisions. Geometry of silence plays like a musical instrument to mimic a human brain; our thoughts, imagination, everything would be a 3D shape playing as music; composing music would be the brain’s singular job. For a century, the Turing machine ruled human civilization; it was believed that irrespective of complexity all events add up linearly. This book is a thesis to explore the science of decision-making where events are 3D-geometric shapes, events grow within and above, never side by side. ​ The book documents inventions and discoveries in neuroscience, computer science, materials science, mathematics and chemistry that explore the possibility of brain or universe as a time crystal. The philosophy of Turing, the philosophy of membrane-based neuroscience and the philosophy of linear, sequential thought process are challenged here by considering that a nested time crystal encompasses the entire conscious universe. Instead of an algorithm, the pattern of maximum free will is generated mathematically and that very pattern is encoded in materials such that its natural vibration integrates random events exactly similar to the way nature does it in every remote corner of our universe. Find how an artificial brain avoids any necessity for algorithm or programming using the pattern of free will.
Category: Science


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ISBN : UOM:39015058754782
Genre : Construction industry
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Category: Construction industry

Avatar Book Two

Author : S.D. Perry
ISBN : 9781471106958
Genre : Fiction
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As the story begun in Book One continues, the Federation prepares to launch a counterstrike against the Dominion. Searching for a way to prevent another galactic holocaust, Colonel Kira is forced to make a choice between being true to her faith and being true to her loyalties. Meanwhile, as the combined crews of Deep Space Nine and the USS Enterprise struggle to stop a treacherous plot from destroying both the station and the ship, the shocking truth behind a disturbing prophecy and a grisly murder is revealed. Dark secrets, divided allegiances, treachery and, ultimately, hope - AVATAR is Deep Space Nine at its multi-layered best.
Category: Fiction

Avatar Dawn

Author : Michael C. Haldas
ISBN : 9781469771540
Genre : Fiction
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Stephen Bentfield is on the edge. Separated from his wife and suffering burnout, his life unravels when finds a faded bloodstained piece of paper that says "REMEMBER". Causing him to burst into visions of people and places he's never seen, he suddenly finds himself befriended by a mysterious stranger and pursued by killers. Caught up in a mystery involving ancient Mesopotamia, Nazi Germany and the crucifixion of Christ, Bentfield begins a global odyssey in search of a mysterious book that holds a secret that will change his life forever.
Category: Fiction

Lingo Sorcery

Author : Peter Small
ISBN : UOM:39015043050973
Genre : Computers
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"Lingo Sorcery" explains how to apply OOP techniques to multimedia products made with Director, including advertising pieces, kiosks, and business presentations. The target audience is multimedia developers, game developers, and Web creators.
Category: Computers

Avatar Oracle Xeno Guide

Author : Theresa Morris
ISBN : 9780557401277
Genre :
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What is a Social Paranormal Writer? By: TJTM aka Theresa and TJI have recently been asked how to become a paranormal writer. For many of us who have studied the occult and metaphysical, we simply chose a path with special interests. Some of us have actually had physical reality experiences in the human realty with our conscious physical beings being part of the experiments of extra terrestrials.I for one have been involved with both the Nordics and the Grays, as have many beings who I know who have pleasant experiences. We are the luminosity in the mind when one cannot see, hear, touch, taste, smell or feel with the inner knowing and the outer being. The emotions that are thought to be formed while on earth are nothing but weather barometers for the human mind. americannewsmagazine.comsocialparanormal.com

Urban Land

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ISBN : UCSD:31822028791432
Genre : City planning
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Category: City planning

Star Avatar

Author : Miranda* Linda Weisz
ISBN : 9781452554631
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 86.51 MB
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In a profound recollection Miranda* remembers her earthly mission. Under the guidance of Spirit and extra-terrestrials Miranda* undergoes years of training, in multiple dimensions and the synchronistic realm. With spiritual initiations as well as trials and suffering, Miranda* evolves, rapidly integrating lessons learned in other lifetimes, and developing the paranormal abilities needed for the monumental role she is to play as she fulfills her destiny. On a trip to Peru in 2001 she finds an ancient engraved stone, and when she unravels its message, it unveils a Truth so astonishing that she guards it in secret. Revealing the written prophecy too soon may unleash the greatest religious and political revolution in the history of mankind. Tuning in to the collective consciousness, Miranda* has waited to come forward until humanity was not only ready for this momentous message, but eagerly awaiting it. With the Mayan Calendar ending in 2012, that time is now. After “The Secret” which quickly spread around the world, this book is “The Revelation”. Adventure, romance, magic and miracles all come together in an inspiring blend of spirituality, mythology and cosmic science. Incredulous as it may appear, this is a true story.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Web Developer Com Guide To 3d Avatars

Author : Sue Wilcox
ISBN : UCSD:31822026256081
Genre : Computers
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In this complete how-to guide, expert Sue Ki Wilcox takes a hands-on approach to teaching you how to use and get the most out of the avatar tools currently on the market. For each tool covered, she walks you through all the steps involved in using that tool to create a CyberAndroid. She also uses numerous examples taken from sites around the world to give you an idea of the various ingenious ways avatars are being used in business and entertainment, and to acquaint you with the crucial issues surrounding the creation and use of avatars. With Web Developer.com Guide to 3D Avatars, you'll quickly master: * Body geometry and texture mapping for avatars * Techniques for making photographic replicas of faces and bodies for avatars * Motion-capture and other advanced techniques to give your avatar cool moves * Techniques for creating avatars that think for themselves * Browser compatibility, file formats, multiuser servers, and interfaces. From a talking head to a fantasy heroine, or even a photorealistic representation of yourself, equipped with naturalistic body movements and emotional responses, the options for how you represent yourself or your organization on the Internet are limited only by your imagination. The CD-ROM gives you: * Avatar models that you can customize for your own use * Demos of various avatar creation software packages * Complete copy of 3D Planet's(r) 3D Assistant(TM) * A variety of 3D viewers for entering multiuser worlds * Authoring tools for creating your own 3D world * Tutorials from professionals in the field of avatar design. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/
Category: Computers

I Avatar

Author : Mark Stephen Meadows
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124017752
Genre : Computers
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What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator's inner self, or is it just one among millions of anonymous vehicles clogging the online freeways? Can we use our avatars to really connect with people, or do they just isolate us? And as we become more like our avatars do they become more like us? In I, Avata r, Mark Stephen Meadows answers some of these questions, but more importantly, he raises hundreds of others in his exploration of avatars and the fascinating possibilities they hold. His examination of avatars through the lenses of sociology, psychology, politics, history, and art, he will change the way you look at even a simple online profile and revolutionize the idea of avatars as part of our lives, whether first or second.
Category: Computers

Cinematic Perspectives On Digital Culture

Author : Norman Taylor
ISBN : 9781137284624
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, Norman Taylor employs concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory to discuss the affect of mechanisms of make-believe, from celebrity culture to avatar-obsessed game players, and digital culture.
Category: Social Science