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By Paul A. Fishwick

ISBN-10: 026206250X

ISBN-13: 9780262062503

ISBN-10: 0262562375

ISBN-13: 9780262562379

In Aesthetic Computing, key students and practitioners from paintings, layout, computing device technological know-how, and arithmetic lay the principles for a self-discipline that applies the speculation and perform of paintings to computing. Aesthetic computing explores the way in which artwork and aesthetics can play a job in numerous components of desktop technology. considered one of its targets is to switch computing device technological know-how through the appliance of the wide variety of definitions and different types ordinarily linked to making paintings. for instance, buildings in computing will be represented utilizing the fashion of Gaudi or the Bauhaus tuition. This is going past the standard definition of aesthetics in computing, which almost always refers back to the formal, summary characteristics of such buildings -- a gorgeous facts, or a sublime diagram. The individuals to this e-book talk about the wider spectrum of aesthetics -- from summary characteristics of symmetry and shape to rules of inventive expression and enjoyment -- within the context of computing device technology. the idea at the back of aesthetic computing is that the sphere of computing can be enriched if it embraces all of aesthetics. Human-computer interplay will profit -- "usability," for instance, might seek advice from enhancing a user's emotional nation -- and new types of studying will emerge.Aesthetic Computing methods its topic from quite a few views. After defining the sphere and putting it in its ancient context, the booklet seems at artwork and layout, arithmetic and computing, and interface and interplay. Contributions variety from essays at the artwork of visualization and "the poesy of programming" to discussions of the aesthetics of arithmetic all through historical past and transparency and reflectivity in interface design.Contributors:James Alty, Olav W. Bertelsen, Jay David Bolter, Donna Cox, Stephan Diehl, Mark d'Inverno, Michele Emmer, Paul Fishwick, Monica Fleischmann, Ben Fry, Carsten Görg, Susanne Grabowski, Diane Gromala, Kenneth A. Huff, John Lee, Frederic Fol Leymarie, Michael Leyton, Jonas Löwgren, Roger F. Malina, Laurent Mignonneau, Frieder Nake, Ray Paton, Jane Prophet, Aaron Quigley, Casey Reas, Christa Sommerer, Wolfgang Strauss, Noam Tractinksy, Paul Vickers, Dror Zmiri

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