Andrew Glassner's Other Notebook: Further Recreations in Computer Graphics

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 15, 2002 - Computers - 276 pages
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Once again, Andrew Glassner opens his notebook and invites readers in a wide range of stimulating explorations of art, nature, and computer graphics. The text of this book is accessible and informal, and richly illustrated with hundreds of images illustrating topics from Celtic knotwork and lightning to soap bubbles and the mysteries of camera shutters. This well-known author brings decades of experience as a researcher and writer to create discussions that are as clear as they are captivating. The book is intended for hobbyists, researchers, students, and anyone interested in computer graphics and its uses for creative exploration.

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Dr. Andrew Glassner is a writer-director, and a consultant in story structure, interactive fiction, and computer graphics. He started working in 3D computer graphics in 1978, and has carried out research at the NYIT Computer Graphics Lab, Case Western Reserve University, the IBM TJ Watson Research Lab, the Delft University of Technology, Bell Communications Research, Xerox PARC, and Microsoft Research. The New York Times wrote, "Andrew Glassner [is one] of the most respected talents in the world of computer graphics research." (12/11/95). A popular speaker, Glassner has delivered invited addresses to groups around the world on topics ranging from computer graphics to storytelling. He is also a well-known writer, and has published numerous technical papers and books on topics ranging from 3D modeling, rendering, and animation to digital sound synthesis. His book "3D Computer Graphics: A Handbook for Artists and Designers" has taught a generation of artists through two editions and three languages. Glassner created and edited the "Graphics Gems" series and created and wrote several chapters in the book "An Introduction to Ray Tracing." He wrote the two-volume text "Principles of Digital Image Synthesis." His most recent book is "Morphs, Mallards, & Montages," his third collection of his regular columns appearing in IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. He has served as Papers Chair of the SIGGRAPH '94 Papers, Creator of the Sketches venue at SIGGRAPH, Founding Editor of the Journal of Graphics Tools, and Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics. Glassner's research work has resulted in six US and international patents. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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