This is an Ascent of Man for the 21st century, the gripping story of modern science that will fill you with wonder and give you a new insight into our place in the universe.
Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Icon Books
Weaving together the great ideas of science, The Reality Frame takes us on a thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg builds up reality piece by piece, from space, to time, to matter, movement, the fundamental forces, life, and the massive transformation that life itself has wrought on the natural world. He reveals that underlying it all is not, as we might believe, a system of immovable absolutes, but the ever-shifting, amorphous world of relativity. From religion to philosophy, humanity has traditionally sought out absolutes to explain the world around us, but as science has developed, relativity has swept away many of these certainties, leaving only a handful of unchangeable essentials – such as absolute zero, nothingness, light – leading to better science and a new understanding of the essence of being human. This is an Ascent of Man for the 21st century, the gripping story of modern science that will fill you with wonder and give you a new insight into our place in the universe.
Author: Srushtika NeelakantamPublish On: 2017-03-02
This book covers topics such as VR, the WebVR API, and A-Frame. In Learning Web-based Virtual Reality, you will build a number of 3D VR-based applications.
Author: Srushtika Neelakantam
Author: Bernardo Sotomayor ValdiviaPublish On: 2014-04-01
Reality Unveiled explores, explains and justifies that possibility.
Author: Bernardo Sotomayor Valdivia
Publisher: Bernardo Sotomayor Valdivia
The idea that the universe is not made up of solid matter and that all that we perceive as objects —from atoms to stars— are really waves, has been around for a long time, going back to ancient Greece. As you can see, the existence of matter-waves is not a new concept. Ever since the physicist Prince Louis de Broglie formally suggested them in 1924, the modern scientific world has accepted the concept as a possibility but has not been able to rationally accept it for various reasons. Einstein hinted to the existence of matter-waves —while perhaps unaware of it— with his formulation of Special Relativity, which implied mass-energy equivalence. How can an object contract into an infinitesimal length as it approaches the speed of light and then go back to normal when it slows down without catastrophic structural damage? Spacetime may contract, but how is the structure of matter linked to spacetime so that it also contracts without damage? Einstein states that mass somehow transitions to energy and vice versa, not explaining the details of how and ignoring that energy and mass are such very different observables. The standard reasoning is that they are different manifestations of the same thing. But what is this “thing”, this substance that remains so infinitely malleable under special relativity and such a chameleon under mass-energy equivalence? Waves come to mind, but although they may be very malleable, can they be infinitely malleable and yet also have the property of forming rigid structures in order to pose as matter? What if matter and spacetime are both the same, synthesized by waves, and the substance that is waving is not a substance; does all of the above then become possible and rationally acceptable? Reality Unveiled explores, explains and justifies that possibility.
The author ' s frame asks that we recognize the stories that will follow as a
negotiation between teller and audience , a product whose “ separate character ”
is a mirage fabricated in response to specific expectations . Just as the showman
Author: Peter West
Category: Literary Criticism
The Arbiters of Reality: Hawthorne, Melville, and the Rise of Mass Information Culture disrupts our critical sense of nineteenth-century American literature by examining the storytelling strategies of both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville in light of an emerging information industry. Peter West reveals how these writers invoked telegraphic and penny press journalism, daguerreotypy, and moving panoramas in their fiction to claim for themselves a privileged access to a reality beyond the reach of a burgeoning mass audience. Locating Hawthorne and Melville in vivid and overlooked contexts—the Salem Murder scandal of 1830, which transformed Hawthorne's quiet city into a media-manufactured spectacle, and Melville's New York City of 1846–47, where the American Telegraph was powerfully articulating a nation at war—West portrays the romance as a reactive, deeply rhetorical literary form and a rich historical artifact. In the early twenty-first century, it has become a postmodern cliché to place the word “reality” in scare quotes. The Arbiters of Reality suggests that attending to the construction of the real in public life is more than simply a language of critique: it must also be understood as a specific kind of romantic self-invention.
This two-part guide covers the science, technology, and mathematics of virtual reality and then details its practical implementation.
Author: Karen McMenemy
Publisher: CRC Press
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Virtual Reality brings together under one cover all the aspects of graphics, video, audio, and haptics that have to work together to make virtual reality a reality. Like any good guide, it reveals the practical things you need to know, from the viewpoint of authors who have been there. This two-part guide covers the science, technology, and mathematics of virtual reality and then details its practical implementation. The first part looks at how the interface between human senses and technology works to create virtual reality, with a focus on vision, the most important sense in virtual reality. The second part of the book is tightly integrated with an accompanying CD, which contains the programs for more than 30 virtual reality projects, ranging in scope from a tool that simulates virtual sculpting to a suite of software for the control of a four-projector immersive virtual environment.
This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the theoretical and practical elements of virtual reality, from the mathematical and technological foundations of virtual worlds to the human factors and the applications that enrich our ...
Author: Matjaž Mihelj
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
As virtual reality expands from the imaginary worlds of science fiction and pervades every corner of everyday life, it is becoming increasingly important for students and professionals alike to understand the diverse aspects of this technology. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the theoretical and practical elements of virtual reality, from the mathematical and technological foundations of virtual worlds to the human factors and the applications that enrich our lives: in the fields of medicine, entertainment, education and others. After providing a brief introduction to the topic, the book describes the kinematic and dynamic mathematical models of virtual worlds. It explores the many ways a computer can track and interpret human movement, then progresses through the modalities that make up a virtual world: visual, acoustic and haptic. It explores the interaction between the actual and virtual environments, as well as design principles of the latter. The book closes with an examination of different applications, focusing on augmented reality as a special case. Though the content is primarily VR-related, it is also relevant for many other fields.
Since the theatrical reality is derived from the reality of life , Stanislavski felt that
his actors should start with reality in order to arrive a the special theatrical reality
contained in the script . 2. Two Frames of Reference Because Stanislavski was ...
This project-based book will provide the practice and portfolio content to make the most of what the futures of spatial computing and immersive technology have to offer.
Author: Rakesh Baruah
Frames are like pieces of newspaper - bits of a world external to the immaterial
representations of painting . The consumption of the frame within the collage is
an indication of the victory of such a material “ reality ” over the representational ...
Author: Thomas P. Brockelman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
If the postmodern is a collage--as some critics have suggested--or if collage is itself a kernel of the postmodern, what does this mean for our way of understanding the world? The Frame and the Mirror uses this question to probe the distinctive question of the postmodern situation and the philosophical problem of representation.
We are most often driven to use truth and reality frames when we believe strongly
in the frames and arguments that we are advancing . Thus , while all of our
frames are suitable for reality framing , usually key frames or central ideas
Author: Gail T. Fairhurst
Category: Business & Economics
Leadership doesn't just exist behind the podium. This thoughtful, practical guide shows how the best leaders seize every opportunity--from the dramatic to the mundane--to manage meaning, gain support for their vision, and spur action from their constituents.
In the social sciences, the reality consists of meanings that have psychological,
social, and cultural elements, whose actual qualities can be captured ever more
fully by further development of the frame of reference (Parsons, 1949b, Preface).
Author: Helmut Staubmann
Publisher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften
Category: Social Science
Talcott Parsons ist der letzte klassische Theoretiker der Soziologie. »Heute ... kann keine Gesellschaftstheorie ernst genommen werden, die sich nicht zu der von Parsons wenigstens in Beziehung setzt.« (Jürgen Habermas) Parsons ́ Theorie wurde zu einem Markstein, der aus der öffentlichen Diskussion um die Integrationsfähigkeit der modernen Gesellschaft und erst recht aus der gegenwärtigen Debatte über die Erneuerung der großen Theoriesynthesen in der Soziologie nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Der Band enthält einen bisher unveröffentlichten Rückblick arsons ́ auf das Problem der Konvergenz in der soziologischen Theorie sowie Beiträge von Andreas Balog, Keith Doubt, Renée Fox, Josef Langer, Max Haller, Victor M. Lidz/Harold J. Bershady, Tamás Meleghy, Gerald Mozetic, Dénes Némedi, Jeremy Tanner, Bryan S. Turner.
More recently in CRIC the reality of conflict existing within the organisation has
begun to be acknowledged with re - emergence of the various political groupings
on the left in Cape Town . One of the results of this has been the development of
Author: Clive Millar
Breaking the Formal Frame is a collection of readings in South African education which captures the texture of educational debate and development in the 1980s.
Concentrates on reducing the processing time to enhance the visual component of the experience in virtual reality. Investigates the use of two co-processing cards, each with their own microprocessor providing parallel processing to the host computer. Concludes that the frame rates of a single computer running the virtual reality system could be improved by up to 35% by the use of parallel processing.
This book explores how news media construct social issues and events and thereby convey certain perceptions within the scope of framing theory.
Author: Fengmin Yan
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
This book explores how news media construct social issues and events and thereby convey certain perceptions within the scope of framing theory. By operationalizing media framing as a process of interpretation through defining problem, diagnosing causes, making moral judgments and suggesting solutions, the book proposes a systematic and transparent approach to images in news discourse. Based on a frame analysis, it examines how German news media framed a list of China-related issues and events, and thereby conveyed particular beliefs and opinions on this country. Moreover, it investigates whether there were dominant patterns of interpretation and the extent to which diverse views were evident by comparing two major daily newspapers with opposite political orientations - the FAZ and the taz. Motivated by the relationship between image and reality, the book explores image formation and persistence from media construction of meaning and human cognitive complexity in perceiving others. Media select certain issues and events and then interpret them from particular perspectives. A variety of professional and non-professional factors behind news making may result in biased representations. In addition, from a social psychological perspective, inaccurate perceptions of foreign cultures may arise from categorical thinking, biased processing of stimulus information, intergroup conflicts of interest and in-group favoritism. Accordingly, whether media coverage deviates from reality is not the main concern of this book; instead, it emphasizes the underlying logics upon which the conclusions and judgments were drawn. It therefore contributes to a rational understanding of Western discourse and holds practical implications for both Chinese public diplomacy and a more constructive role of news media in promoting the understanding of others.