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The Digital Ape

Author : Nigel Shadbolt
ISBN : 9781925548747
Genre : Computers
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How smart machines are transforming us all — and what we should do about it. The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. Here, Nigel Shadbolt (one of Britain’s leading authorities on artificial intelligence) and Roger Hampson dispel terror, confusion, and misconception. We are not about to be elbowed aside by a rebel army of super-intelligent robots of our own creation. We were using tools before we became Homo sapiens, and will continue to control them. How we exercise that control — in our private lives, in employment, in politics — and make the best of the wonderful opportunities, will determine our collective future well-being. Lucid, well-informed, and deeply human, The Digital Ape offers a unique approach. The authors prefer to add augmented wisdom to artificial intelligence.
Category: Computers

Digital Imaging In Popular Cinema

Author : Lisa Purse
ISBN : 9780748675623
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 82.86 MB
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Explores how film analysis can take account of the presence of digital images in cinema. Not just for digital effects enthusiasts, this book is essential for anyone interested in how to approach film critically: it is a toolbox for contemporary film analy
Category: Performing Arts

Special Effects

Author : Dan North
ISBN : 9781844579044
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 22.37 MB
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As blockbusters employ ever greater numbers of dazzling visual effects and digital illusions, this book explores the material roots and stylistic practices of special effects and their makers. Gathering leading voices in cinema and new media studies, this comprehensive anthology moves beyond questions of spectacle to examine special effects from the earliest years of cinema, via experimental film and the Golden Age of Hollywood, to our contemporary transmedia landscape. Wide-ranging and accessible, this book illuminates and interrogates the vast array of techniques film has used throughout its history to conjure spectacular images, mediate bodies, map worlds and make meanings. Foreword by Scott Bukatman, with an Afterword by Lev Manovich.
Category: Performing Arts

Science Fiction Studies

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018383817
Genre : Science fiction
File Size : 44.69 MB
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Category: Science fiction

The Digital Dialectic

Author : Peter Lunenfeld
ISBN : 0262621371
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 29.2 MB
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Publisher description: "This text takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media and art forms. It includes contributions by scholars, artists and entrepreneurs who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice."
Category: Technology & Engineering


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ISBN : UOM:39076000308184
Genre : Computer simulation
File Size : 75.71 MB
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Category: Computer simulation


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ISBN : UOM:39015033625818
Genre : Music
File Size : 60.21 MB
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Category: Music


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ISBN : UCSC:32106019466991
Genre : Fantasy films
File Size : 82.31 MB
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Category: Fantasy films


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ISBN : UCSC:32106015369710
Genre : Cinematography
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The journal of cinematic illusions.
Category: Cinematography

The Digital Photographer S Guide To Photoshop Elements

Author : Barry Beckham
ISBN : 1579905285
Genre : Photography
File Size : 63.23 MB
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Turn good photos into great ones with a digital camera. Photoshop Elements picture-editing software, and these projects, packed with tips that save you time and effort. Sort out common problems with colour, focus and exposure, then use the software to do anything you want to your picture. Remove unattractive objects to improve composition, blend images together to create stunning photoart, and add special effects that will make your pictures unique. Change your photos for the better forever.
Category: Photography


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ISBN : UOM:39015039958619
Genre : Calculators
File Size : 46.37 MB
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Category: Calculators

Theory And Technology

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105033261178
Genre : Electronic analog computers
File Size : 74.1 MB
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Category: Electronic analog computers

Electronic Design

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022772321
Genre : Electronic apparatus and appliances
File Size : 69.11 MB
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Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances

Planet Of The Apes And Philosophy

Author : John Huss
ISBN : 9780812698275
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 43.45 MB
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What makes humans different from other animals, what humans are entitled to do to other species, whether time travel is possible, what limits should be placed on science and technology, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are just some of the philosophical problems raised by Planet of the Apes. Planet of the Apes and Philosophy looks at all the deeper issues involved in the Planet of the Apes stories. It covers the entire franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the successful 2012 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters reflect diverse points of view, philosophical, religious, and scientific. The ethical relations of humans with animals are explored in several chapters, with entertaining and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interaction. Genetic engineering is changing humans, animals, and plants, raising new questions about the morality of such interventions. The scientific recognition that humans and chimps share 99 percent of their genes makes a future in which non-human animals acquire greater importance a distinct possibility. Planet of the Apes is the most resonant of all scientific apocalypse myths.
Category: Philosophy

The Digital Factor In Library And Information Services

Author : G. E. Gorman
ISBN : 1856044521
Genre : Collection management (Libraries)
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The "International Yearbook of Library and Information Management" (IYLIM) is a thematic annual publication covering the field of library science and information management worldwide. The theme for this 2002-2003 volume is "the digital factor".
Category: Collection management (Libraries)