Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 750.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:09:29 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: new books
From Phototransduction to Image Processing
Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
This is the first book published on CMOS imagers. It covers the full chain,
starting from the basic concepts of photo transduction, and continues with
pixel and system examples of CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS) imagers.
CMOS Imagers: From Phototransduction to Image Processing contains six
contributed chapters. The first three detail the basic concepts of photo
transduction, modeling, evaluation, and optimization of APS. The last three
continue with the description of APS design issues using a bottom-up
strategy, starting from pixels and finishing with image processing systems.
Various focal-plane image processing alternatives to either improve imaging
or to extract visual information are presented. The book closes with a
discussion of a completely non-traditional method for image noise suppression.
Targeted audiences for this work are people interested in imaging, whether
from the academic, the industrial or the scientific arena. All students,
engineers and technical workers interested in understanding more about the
physics, the design and the potential of CMOS imagers are invited to read
the book. Each chapter can also be read independently.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7961-3 Date: May 2004 Pages: 250 pp.
EUR 114.00 / USD 125.00 / GBP 79.00
Audiophotography: Bringing photos to life with sounds
David M. Frohlich
Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK
THE KLUWER INTERNATIONAL SERIES ON COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK -- 3
There are many practitioner books on different branches and styles of
photography (e.g. landscape, studio, American, etc). Some of these even
cover digital photography, as it exists today. However, there are very few
research books on the meaning and practice of domestic photography, and
almost none on the potential impact of digital technology on this important
and widespread behaviour.
Audiophotography combines a detailed 'user studies' approach to
photography, with consumers' own critiques of new media content they have
generated themselves. It is therefore a new book about domestic photography
and its possible transformation with digital technology. Although it
focusses on the role of sound in photography, it does so in relation to a
new theory of photography which is tested and refined by empirical research.
Such work is timely because of current interest in new media forms and the
wide variety of new photography and video products and services emerging in
the consumer market. It defines a new media type, audiophotos, and how it
works, and should help readers to understand the possible benefits of other
innovations in the digital photography industry.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-2209-3 Date: May 2004 Pages: 242 pp.
EUR 160.00 / USD 176.00 / GBP 111.00
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