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Cyberworlds - Tosiyasu L. Kunii


By: Tosiyasu L. Kunii (Editor), Annie Luciani (Editor)

Paperback Published: August 1998
ISBN: 9784431702078
Number Of Pages: 354

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The worlds synthesized in the cyberspaces of networked computers are the theme of Cyberworlds. The purpose of this book is to discover the architecture and design of cyberworlds by synthesizing worlds in an cyberspaces. The book's topics are selected to clarify the issues of the philosophy, architecture, and design of cyberworlds through a wide variety of case studies. This book provides essential materials for living in the real world as well as for living through cyberworlds, for running world politics, planning corporate global strategies, managing research institutions, and planning on a firm basis life.

Foundationp. 1
Philosophyp. 3
The Philosophy of Synthetic Worldsp. 5
Architecturep. 17
The Architecture of Synthetic Worldsp. 19
Influence of Emerging Synthetic Worlds on System Architecturep. 31
Design and Implementation: Case Studiesp. 39
Artificial Lifep. 41
The Meaning of Life - Real and/or Artificialp. 43
Artificial Life as Synthetic Biologyp. 67
Simulation of the Growth of Plantsp. 81
Synthetic Animals in Synthetic Worldsp. 111
Simulating Autonomous Life for Virtual Actorsp. 125
Towards Autonomous Synthetic Actorsp. 143
Synthetic Artp. 159
Sound Synthesis in Computer Musicp. 161
Virtual Revisiting of Architectural Masterpieces and the Problem of Lighting Simulationp. 175
Performance Facial Animation Cloningp. 193
Synthetic Factoriesp. 207
Towards the Synthetic Factories: Requirements and Componentsp. 209
Virtual Manufacturingp. 219
Synthetic Communicationp. 237
Virtual Space Teleconferencing Systemp. 239
Real Time Image Processing and Real Time Image Rendering for Televirtuality Applicationp. 251
Synthetic Perceptionp. 257
Towards a Complete Representation by Means of Computerp. 259
Virtual Space Decision Support System Using Kansei Engineeringp. 273
Quantity of Presence: Beyond Person, Number, and Pronounsp. 289
The STV-Synthetic TV Systemp. 309
Teaching the English [r] sound to Japanese Through Sound and Image Understandingp. 319
Applications to Real Worldsp. 337
A Geological Model for Landscape Simulationp. 339
Key Word Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9784431702078
ISBN-10: 4431702075
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.52