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, laptop 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 task in several parts of laptop technology. one in every of its pursuits is to switch desktop technological know-how by way of the appliance of the big variety of definitions and different types more often than not linked to making artwork. for instance, buildings in computing can be represented utilizing the fashion of Gaudi or the Bauhaus college. This is going past the standard definition of aesthetics in computing, which in general refers back to the formal, summary characteristics of such constructions -- a stunning facts, or a sublime diagram. The individuals to this booklet 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 laptop technological know-how. the belief in the back of aesthetic computing is that the sphere of computing may be enriched if it embraces all of aesthetics. Human-computer interplay will gain -- "usability," for instance, may possibly check with enhancing a user's emotional nation -- and new types of studying will emerge.Aesthetic Computing techniques its topic from quite a few views. After defining the sphere and putting it in its ancient context, the e-book appears to be like at paintings and layout, arithmetic and computing, and interface and interplay. Contributions diversity from essays at the artwork of visualization and "the poesy of programming" to discussions of the aesthetics of arithmetic all through heritage 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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