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Aesthetic Computing

Aesthetic Computing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Fishwick, Paul A.
Series edited by Malina, Roger F.
Series edited by Cubitt, Sean

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In Aesthetic Computing , key scholars and practitioners from art, design, computer science, and mathematics lay the foundations for a discipline that applies the theory and practice of art to computing. Aesthetic Computing explores the way art and aesthetics can play a role in di...fferent areas of computer science. One of its goals is to modify computer science by the application of the wide range of definitions and categories normally associated with making art. For example, structures in computing might be represented using the style of Gaudi or the Bauhaus school.This goes beyond the usual definition of aesthetics in computing, which most often refers to the formal, abstract qualities of such structures - a beautiful proof, or an elegant diagram. The contributors to this book discuss the broader spectrum of aesthetics - from abstract qualities of symmetry and form to ideas of creative expression and pleasure - in the context of computer science. The assumption behind aesthetic computing is that the field of computing will be enriched if it embraces all of aesthetics. Human-computer interaction will benefit - 'usability', for example, could refer to improving a user's emotional state - and new models of learning will emerge.
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ISBN 9780262562379
Released NZ 15 Sep 2008
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Leonardo
2 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780262562379
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Sep 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Fishwick, Paul A.
Series edited by Malina, Roger F.
Series edited by Cubitt, Sean
Series Leonardo
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Theory Of Art
General Theory of Computing
Applications of Computing
Number of Pages 476
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 004
Weight 885g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education