Supervisions

Topsy-turvy Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402718328

Category: Games

Page: 96

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Presents a collection of classic and previously unpublished "topsy-turvy" optical illusions.

The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402734045

Category: Art

Page: 367

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Contains color and black-and-white illustrations of over three hundred optical illusions, each with brief, explanatory text.

Supervisions

Stereo Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402718335

Category: Art

Page: 96

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These amazing artistic optical illusions have real depth—that’s because they’re in 3-D! Some have to be viewed through a pair of red and blue paper glasses, which come with the book: put them on and watch decorative cubes, towers, and other complex geometric drawings spring to life, gaining volume and space. Other illusions are visible to the naked eye, with incredibly elaborate and colorful designs that seem to pop—waves of flowers, a crescent man in the moon, a coiled dragon, a blazing sunset. With a range of different visual tricks on display, and eye-popping pictures that include antique stereoscopes and hidden images, this collection is truly incredible.

Supervisions

Stereo Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402718335

Category: Art

Page: 96

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These amazing artistic optical illusions have real depth—that’s because they’re in 3-D! Some have to be viewed through a pair of red and blue paper glasses, which come with the book: put them on and watch decorative cubes, towers, and other complex geometric drawings spring to life, gaining volume and space. Other illusions are visible to the naked eye, with incredibly elaborate and colorful designs that seem to pop—waves of flowers, a crescent man in the moon, a coiled dragon, a blazing sunset. With a range of different visual tricks on display, and eye-popping pictures that include antique stereoscopes and hidden images, this collection is truly incredible.

Impossible Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402718304

Category: Art

Page: 96

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A collection of self-contradictory optical illusions.

Ambiguous Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402718298

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Presents visual puzzles that challenge perception and perspective, including hidden figures and reversing cubes.

Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829350

Category: Computers

Page: 812

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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Antifragile

Things that Gain from Disorder

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

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Shares insights into how adversity can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states and the drawbacks of debt.

Go!Games Optical Illusions

Author: Gianni A. Sarcone

Publisher: Imagine Publishing

ISBN: 9781623540227

Category: Games

Page: 288

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Presents a collection of over two hundred optical illusions designed to trick the mind.

The Company of Strangers

A Natural History of Economic Life

Author: Paul Seabright

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of social trust that we need in our everyday lives. Even the simple acts of buying food and clothing depend on an astonishing web of interaction that spans the globe. How did humans develop the ability to trust total strangers with providing our most basic needs?

Optical Illusions

Amazing Deceptive Images - Where Seeing Is Believing

Author: Inga Menkhoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405495714

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Looks at various types of optical illusions, including distortion illusions, motion illusions, color illusions and afterimages, and impossible objects and images.

The Art of Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842220542

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A gallery of over one hundred optical illusions, each with an explanation.

Masters of Deception

Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion

Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402705779

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Celebrates the use of optical illusion in art, presenting the importance and uniqueness of such work, discussing such artists as Salvador Dalâi, M.C. Sesher, and Istvâan Orosz.

Beyond Vision

Essays on the Perception of Art

Author: Pavel Florensky

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896395

Category: Art

Page: 316

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Beyond Vision is the first English-language collection of essays on art by Pavel Florensky (1882–1937), Russian philosopher, priest, linguist, scientist, mathematician – and art historian. In addition to seven essays by Florensky, the book includes a biographical introduction and an examination of Florensky’s contribution as an art historian by Nicoletta Misler. Beyond Vision reveals Florensky’s fundamental attitudes to the vital questions of construction, composition, chronology, function and destination in the fields of painting, sculpture and design. His reputation as a theologian and philosopher is already established in the English-speaking world, but this first collection in English of his art essays (translated by Wendy Salmond) will be a revelation to those in the field. Pavel Florensky was a true polymath: trained in mathematics and philosophy at Moscow University, he rejected a scholarship in advanced mathematics in order to study theology at the Moscow Theological Academy. He was also an expert linguist, scientist and art historian. A victim of the Soviet government’s animosity towards religion, he was condemned to a Siberian labor camp in 1933 where he continued his work under increasingly difficult circumstances. He was executed in 1937.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Into the Image

Culture and Politics in the Field of Vision

Author: Kevin Robins,Professor of Communications Kevin Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134758987

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Optical Illusion Experiments

Author: Michael A. Dispezio

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402723360

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Offers experiments that can be done by using everyday materials to explore how optical illusions occur, with experiments focused on motion, color, size and length, perspective, and depth. Reprint.