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Issue 1 • Jan.-Feb. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c2
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • From Chemicals to Creation [About the cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 5
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    Even a brief perusal of artist Anna Tanczos' Web site reveals a variety of styles: abstract constructions, representational imagery, or works inspired by scientific modeling—whether it's fatty acids, hemoglobin, or DNA. This article describes Tanczos' work and process. View full abstract»

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  • Special Thanks to CG&A's Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Welcome, and Beyond

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Digital Games Target Social Change

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 17
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    The field of games aimed at social change is young and ripe with opportunity, and several recent announcements of corporate/public-sector partnerships to develop such games are further fueling hopes for its success. These games raise awareness of important social issues in two ways: through "engaging and meaningful game play" and innovative, successful, and often large-scale distribution technique... View full abstract»

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  • An Information-Theoretic View of Visual Analytics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Visual analytics is an emerging discipline that helps connect dots. It facilitates analytical reasoning and decision making through integrated and highly interactive visualization of complex and dynamic data and situations. Solving mysteries is only part of the game. Visual analytics must augment analyst and decision-maker capabilities to assimilate complex situations and reach informed decisions.... View full abstract»

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  • Mobrex: Visualizing Users' Mobile Browsing Behaviors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 32
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    This paper deals with the Mobile Browsing Explorer (Mobrex) to give analysts a set of interactive visualizations that highlight various aspects of how users browse an information space. Here, we describe the tool and demonstrate its support of a user study of three browsing techniques for mobile maps. Although we mainly focus here on PDAs and mobile map browsing, Mobrex can easily support analysts... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 33
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  • Subsurface Texture Mapping

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 42
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    This article presents a rendering technique for multilayered materials. Unlike existing methods, our technique does not assume that the thickness of these layers is constant. We use relief texture mapping to model a material's interior. Instead of representing the surface details, we use this method to represent the object's inner structure. We describe the material's layers using a simple 2D text... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership Information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 43
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  • Virtual Inspector: A Flexible Visualizer for Dense 3D Scanned Models

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 54
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    Virtual inspector lets novice users inspect dense 3D models at interactive frame rates on commodity PCs. The system obtains visualization efficiency without sacrificing quality by adopting a continuous level-of-detail representation. Visual inspector's use of XML to encode the GUI's structure and behavior makes it flexible and configurable. We can improve the virtual inspector system by adding new... View full abstract»

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  • Advertiser/Product Index

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 55
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  • ScrewBender: Smoothing Piecewise Helical Motions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 63
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    Although a piecewise helical (polyscrew) motion is continuous, velocities are typically discontinuous at control poses when the motion switches between screws. We obtain a smooth motion through polyscrew 4-point, B-spline, or Jarek subdivision, which are trivial to implement and can be animated in real time. To overcome this problem, we use screw, or helical, motions to interpolate between poses. ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual Classroom Extension for Effective Distance Education

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):64 - 74
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    Key requirements of effective distance learning are interactivity among participants and the student's sense of presence in the classroom. This system meets those requirements, letting the instructor perceive remote students' body language and facial expressions as they listen and speak, and letting remote students participate in the on-campus classroom. View full abstract»

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  • Cooking Up an Interactive Olfactory Game Display

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):75 - 78
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    It's long been possible to give users outside an actual environment that environment's visual and auditory information and thus contribute to establishing presence. However, we've yet to establish much presence when users require olfactory information - such as in environments focused on foods, flowers, perfumes, or, in some cases, more offensive smells. Recently, several VR researchers have becom... View full abstract»

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  • Tools and Products

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):79 - 80
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  • IEEE Computer Graphics 2008 Editorial Calendar

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  • IEEE Visualization 08 Call for Participation

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