The Visual Language of Technique: Volume 2 - Heritage and Expectations in Research by Luigi CocchiarellaThe Visual Language of Technique: Volume 2 - Heritage and Expectations in Research by Luigi Cocchiarella

The Visual Language of Technique: Volume 2 - Heritage and Expectations in Research

byLuigi Cocchiarella

Hardcover | April 9, 2015

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The book is inspired by the second seminar in a cycle connected to the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano. "Working with the Image Description Processing Prediction" was the motto of this meeting, aiming to point out the role of Visual Language not only in describing reality, but also in supporting the thinking processes in Science (prediction), in Art (invention), in Technical studies (prevision) and in identifying and working on both visible and invisible phenomena. As John Barrow states, "So often a picture is better than a thousand words" and "The visual language is the most natural, while the other language could reasonably be considered as 'postscripts' to the human story". The essays included in the volume (from lectures, the poster session, interviews and round table) will show the wide range of technical possibilities connected with the present use of the Image, especially thanks to Computer Graphics, from 3D Modeling to Augmented Reality, while also offering a glimpse of interesting theoretical perspectives. In the end, as noted by Martin Heidegger, the word "theory" not only comes from the Ancient Greek verb "theoreo", that is "to see, to observe", but it also echoes the words "theos" and "thea", namely "god" and "goddess", and above all, it shares the root with the term "aletheia", which is the "truth", which is not far from the ultimate goal of research.
Prof. Luigi CocchiarellaAssociate Professor, Department of Architettura e Studi Urbani (DASTU), School of Architettura e Società (Architecture and Society), since 1999 at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Member of the Department Board of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.Vice-President of the Bachelor in Architectural S...
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Title:The Visual Language of Technique: Volume 2 - Heritage and Expectations in ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:179 pagesPublished:April 9, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331905340X

ISBN - 13:9783319053400

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Table of Contents

Part I Lectures.- 1 Kunio Kondo: Interactive Sketch Interpreter for Geometric Modeling.- 2 Clark A. Cory: New Visualization Techniques in AEC-BIM. More than Modeling.- 3 Yasushi Yamaguchi: Image Synthesis in Consideration of a Human Visual System.- 4 Hannes Kaufmann: Flexible Spaces: Exploration of Non-architectural Spaces in Virtual Reality.- 5 Giulio Magli: Archaeoastronomy in Action: the Role of Images in Understanding and Promoting Astronomical Heritage.- Part II Poster Session: Images from Research.