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Long overdue, this collection demonstrates Eiseley’s continuing relevance as both a skilled literary craftsman and a profound thinker about the human place in the natural world.

Author: Tom Lynch

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803240490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Loren Eiseley (1907–77) is one of the most important American nature writers of the twentieth century and an admired practitioner of creative nonfiction. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley was a professor of anthropology and a prolific writer and poet who worked to bring an understanding of science to the general public, incorporating religion, philosophy, and science into his explorations of the human mind and the passage of time. As a writer who bridged the sciences and the humanities, Eiseley is a challenge for scholars locked into rigid disciplinary boundaries. Artifacts and Illuminations, the first full-length collection of critical essays on the writing of Eiseley, situates his work in the genres of creative nonfiction and nature writing. The contributing scholars apply a variety of critical approaches, including ecocriticism and place-oriented studies ranging across prairie, urban, and international contexts. Contributors explore such diverse topics as Eiseley’s use of anthropomorphism and Jungian concepts and examine how his work was informed by synecdoche. Long overdue, this collection demonstrates Eiseley’s continuing relevance as both a skilled literary craftsman and a profound thinker about the human place in the natural world.
2012-04-01 By Tom Lynch

Maria degli Angeli, Florence, text completed by 1409, illumination dated to the 1420s. ... Any reproduction in any form is prohibited. song, and the scent of oil lamps and incense; and to artifacts including altarpieces, ...

Author: Jutta Eming

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110742985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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The eleven chapters in this international volume draw on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to focus our attention on medieval and early modern things (ca. 700–1600). The range of things includes actual objects (the Altenburg Crucifixion, a copy of Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de arte distillandi, a pilgrim’s letter), imagined objects (a prayed cloak for the Virgin Mary), and narrative objects in texts (the Alliterative Morte Arthure, the Ordene de Chevalerie, Hartmann von Aue’s Erec, Heinrich of Neustadt’s Apollonius of Tyre, Luís de Camões’s Os Lusíadas, and the vita of Saint Guthlac). Each in its own way, the papers consider how things do what they do in texts and art, often foregrounding the intersection between the material and the immaterial by exploring such questions as how things act, how they express power, and how texts and images represent them. Medieval and early modern things are repeatedly shown to be more than symbolic or passive, they are agentive and determinative in both their intra- and extradiegetic worlds. The things that are addressed in this volume are varied and are embedded, or entangled, in different contexts and societies, and yet they share a concerted engagement in human life.
2021-12-06 By Jutta Eming

The most distracting artifacts of illumination are the ubiquitous specular reflections seen during the course of an examination. They are of little concern as they come and go, because their effect is nullified by their momentary ...

Author: Jay H. Krachmer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323081177

Category: Medical

Page: 2080

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Cornea, edited by Drs. Krachmer, Mannis & Holland, is the only truly comprehensive clinical reference available that covers external disease, anterior uveitis, and the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery. In this Third Edition, state-of-the-art coverage, 25 brand-new chapters, and 45 new videos provide expert guidance on performing femtosecond-assisted penetrating keratoplasty, DSAEK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, and many other cutting-edge techniques. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the complete contents and illustrations online at expertconsult. Overcome any clinical challenge related to the cornea, external disease, anterior uveitis, and the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery with the most complete, authoritative guidance source available. Get superb visual guidance with exceptionally clear illustrations, diagnostic images, and step-by-step surgical photographs. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at expertconsult. Make optimal use of Anterior Segment OCT to plan and choose treatment options and assess post-operative recovery. Master the latest surgical techniques—including femtosecond-assisted penetrating keratoplasty, DSAEK, and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty—thanks to 25 brand-new chapters and 45 new videos on DVD (a total of 3 hours running time). Understand the full spectrum of corneal diseases with coverage of the new corneal dystrophy classification that incoporates current genetic, clinical, and pathologic information.
2010-10-27 By Jay H. Krachmer



ISBN: OCLC:320895455

Category: Computer algorithms

Page: 18

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The record spacing dictated by the split sphere model then becomes insufficient to properly model the illumination variation in these high-gradient areas and visible interpolation artifacts may appear. However, we do have an estimate of ...

Author: Jaroslav Krivanek

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781598296440

Category: Computers

Page: 134

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Irradiance caching is a ray tracing-based technique for computing global illumination on diffuse surfaces. Specifically, it addresses the computation of indirect illumination bouncing off one diffuse object onto another. The sole purpose of irradiance caching is to make this computation reasonably fast. The main idea is to perform the indirect illumination sampling only at a selected set of locations in the scene, store the results in a cache, and reuse the cached value at other points through fast interpolation. This book is for anyone interested in making a production-ready implementation of irradiance caching that reliably renders artifact-free images. Since its invention 20 years ago, the irradiance caching algorithm has been successfully used to accelerate global illumination computation in the Radiance lighting simulation system. Its widespread use had to wait until computers became fast enough to consider global illumination in film production rendering. Since then, its use is ubiquitous. Virtually all commercial and open-source rendering software base the global illumination computation upon irradiance caching. Although elegant and powerful, the algorithm in its basic form often fails to produce artifact-free mages. Unfortunately, practical information on implementing the algorithm is scarce. The main objective of this book is to show the irradiance caching algorithm along with all the details and tricks upon which the success of its practical implementation is dependent. In addition, we discuss some extensions of the basic algorithm, such as a GPU implementation for interactive global illumination computation and temporal caching that exploits temporal coherence to suppress flickering in animations. Our goal is to show the material without being overly theoretical. However, the reader should have some basic understanding of rendering concepts, ray tracing in particular. Familiarity with global illumination is useful but not necessary to read this book. Table of Contents: Introduction to Ray Tracing and Global Illumination / Irradiance Caching Core / Practical Rendering with Irradiance Caching / Irradiance Caching in a Complete Global Illumination / Irradiance Caching on Graphics Hardware / Temporal Irradiance Caching

In this work, we propose a new solution to detect the main artifacts that influence a hypercube's quality: parasitic contribution (blink or ghost), defocus, uneven illumination and patient's movement. Quality image evaluation in retinal ...

Author: Maxime Descoteaux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319661858

Category: Computers

Page: 785

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The three-volume set LNCS 10433, 10434, and 10435 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017, held inQuebec City, Canada, in September 2017. The 255 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 800 submissions in a two-phase review process. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: Part I: atlas and surface-based techniques; shape and patch-based techniques; registration techniques, functional imaging, connectivity, and brain parcellation; diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) and tensor/fiber processing; and image segmentation and modelling. Part II: optical imaging; airway and vessel analysis; motion and cardiac analysis; tumor processing; planning and simulation for medical interventions; interventional imaging and navigation; and medical image computing. Part III: feature extraction and classification techniques; and machine learning in medical image computing.
2017-09-03 By Maxime Descoteaux

It has been transformed into an ethnic or tribal artifact among other such artifacts. In the academic landscape, it has been researched, and still is being researched, by cultural anthropologists to add to the stock of tribal or ethnic ...

Author: John Murungi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319525600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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The illumination of African philosophy offered in this volume leads to the illumination of philosophy in general. Illuminating arises as an essential task of philosophy, whether African or not. What is illuminated is not already there, but is constituted at the moment of illumination. This book invites the reader to participate in the illuminating work of philosophy and necessarily, thereby, to contribute to his or her own self-constituting self-illumination. Although the focus is on African philosophy, the book also bridges the gap between African philosophy and other branches. Today more than ever, a bridging philosophy is called for, and this book helps to meet that need. This book poses philosophical questions such as who is an African and what Africa is, and seeks philosophical answers. In doing so, it contributes to the ongoing discourse on African philosophy. It addresses such issues as the African grounding of philosophy, the difference between African and Black philosophy, the African body, African art as expressed in and by Chiwara, the plight of African trees as the plight of Africans, and the symbolic meaning of Robben Island.
2017-03-21 By John Murungi

source artifacts as spikes or flickering, thus requiring even more samples. ... then their direct illumination will be probably very similar during the light animation, and therefore the LPMs of this cluster of entry points can be ...

Author: Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781598295603

Category: Computers

Page: 275

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This book presents techniques to render photo-realistic images by programming the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). We discuss effects such as mirror reflections, refractions, caustics, diffuse or glossy indirect illumination, radiosity, single or multiple scattering in participating media, tone reproduction, glow, and depth of field. The book targets game developers, graphics programmers, and also students with some basic understanding of computer graphics algorithms, rendering APIs like Direct3D or OpenGL, and shader programming. In order to make the book self-contained, the most important concepts of local illumination and global illumination rendering, graphics hardware, and Direct3D/HLSL programming are reviewed in the first chapters. After these introductory chapters we warm up with simple methods including shadow and environment mapping, then we move on toward advanced concepts aiming at global illumination rendering. Since it would have been impossible to give a rigorous review of all approaches proposed in this field, we go into the details of just a few methods solving each particular global illumination effect. However, a short discussion of the state of the art and links to the bibliography are also provided to refer the interested reader to techniques that are not detailed in this book. The implementation of the selected methods is also presented in HLSL, and we discuss their observed performance, merits, and disadvantages. In the last chapter, we also review how these techniques can be integrated in an advanced game engine and present case studies of their exploitation in games. Having gone through this book, the reader will have an overview of the state of the art, will be able to apply and improve these techniques, and most importantly, will be capable of developing brand new GPU algorithms. Table of Contents: Global Illumintation Rendering / Local Illumination Rendering Pipeline of GPUs / Programming and Controlling GPUs / Simple Improvements of the Local Illumination Model / Ray Casting on the GPU / Specular Effects with Rasterization / Diffuse and Glossy Indirect Illumination / Pre-computation Aided Global Illumination / Participating Media Rendering / Fake Global Illumination / Postprocessing Effects / Integrating GI Effects in Games and Virtual Reality Systems / Bibliography
2008-06-08 By Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos

Artifacts a Illuminations aping New CRITICAL ESSAYS ON LOREN EISELEY - The Artifacts and Illuminations Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley Edited and with an introduction by Tom Lynch and Susan N. Maher As a writer who bridged the sciences ...



ISBN: MINN:31951P011468995

Category: American literature


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Access to storage areas is limited to cach artifact when appropriate , marked tored regularly in all areas and a record ... Each jacket contains documentary di Illumination striking historical objects mit storage without crowding of ...

Author: United States. Department of the Army


ISBN: MINN:30000004734574

Category: Historical museums


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BONAVENTURE'S “DOCTRINE OF ILLUMINATION”: AN ARTIFACT OF MODERNITY Wendy Petersen Boring There is a certain irony in the use of archaeological metaphors when approaching such an epistemologically-laden topic as “Augustinian illumination ...

Author: Nancy van Deusen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047444015

Category: History

Page: 420

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An essential historical topos, Dreams and Visions--the second in a series that projects past issues into the present--brings significant contributions from an interdisciplinary spectrum of standpoints in order to discover fresh insights. Perhaps this is the essence, in any case, of "Vision"--to discover new, fresh, ways of conceptualizing a problem, topic, or historical inquiry, which is the goal of this volume.
2010-01-13 By Nancy van Deusen

Part of the scale-space pyramid building process involves applying a Gaussian blur filter to the sub-sampled images, which removes the jagged artifacts. • Illumination. In general, illumination can always be enhanced.

Author: Scott Krig

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430259305

Category: Computers

Page: 508

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Computer Vision Metrics provides an extensive survey and analysis of over 100 current and historical feature description and machine vision methods, with a detailed taxonomy for local, regional and global features. This book provides necessary background to develop intuition about why interest point detectors and feature descriptors actually work, how they are designed, with observations about tuning the methods for achieving robustness and invariance targets for specific applications. The survey is broader than it is deep, with over 540 references provided to dig deeper. The taxonomy includes search methods, spectra components, descriptor representation, shape, distance functions, accuracy, efficiency, robustness and invariance attributes, and more. Rather than providing ‘how-to’ source code examples and shortcuts, this book provides a counterpoint discussion to the many fine opencv community source code resources available for hands-on practitioners.
2014-06-14 By Scott Krig

... or the condenser does not produce a diaphragm image that is small enough to be observed When the microscope has not been appropriately adjusted for Köhler illumination, certain artifacts can be seen When the condenser is off-center, ...

Author: Jay Nadeau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439829530

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Increasing numbers of physicists, chemists, and mathematicians are moving into biology, reading literature across disciplines, and mastering novel biochemical concepts. To succeed in this transition, researchers must understand on a practical level what is experimentally feasible. The number of experimental techniques in biology is vast and often specific to particular subject areas; nonetheless, there are a few basic methods that provide a conceptual underpinning for broad application. Introduction to Experimental Biophysics is the ideal benchtop companion for physical scientists interested in getting their hands wet. Assuming familiarity with basic physics and the scientific method but no previous background in biology or chemistry, this book provides: A thorough description of modern experimental and analytical techniques used in biological and biophysical research Practical information and step-by-step guidance on instrumentation and experimental design Recipes for common solutions and media, lists of important reagents, and a glossary of biological terms used Developed for graduate students in biomedical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, Introduction to Experimental Biophysics is an essential resource for scientists to overcoming conceptual and technical barriers to working in a biology wet lab.
2011-09-21 By Jay Nadeau

The origin of these artifacts is explained in more detail in the following sections. The bottom images illustrate the visual impact of the introduced artifacts compared to the original, artificial image 2.2 Non-uniform Illumination ...

Author: Winnok H. De Vos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319285498

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This volume of Advances Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology focuses on the emerging field of bio-image informatics, presenting novel and exciting ways of handling and interpreting large image data sets. A collection of focused reviews written by key players in the field highlights the major directions and provides an excellent reference work for both young and experienced researchers.
2016-05-20 By Winnok H. De Vos

3.6 Reconstruct 3D Structured Illumination Images and Assess for Artifacts 1. Using appropriate software, e.g., Nikon Elements, reconstructs the raw SIM image data to give the super resolution images. The Nikon software has two ...


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128097953

Category: Medical

Page: 598

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Molecular Characterization of Autophagic Responses, Part A, presents a collection of methods for the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of virtually all the morphological, biochemical, and functional manifestations of autophagy, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo, in organisms as distant as yeast and man. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism for the lysosomal degradation of superfluous or dangerous cytoplasmic entities, and plays a critical role in the preservation of cellular and organismal homeostasis. Monitoring the biochemical processes that accompany autophagy is fundamental for understanding whether autophagic responses are efficient or dysfunctional. Offers a detailed overview of the protocols used to study autophagy and various aspects of autophagic responses Written in an accessible style by renowned experts in the field
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motion artifacts start to emerge with very strong contractile motion and deformation (e.g., absorption and emission changes of dye). ... Therefore, the green phase maps contain illumination-related motion-artifacts, but no or little ...

Author: Leonid Katsnelson

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889668342

Category: Science


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2021-06-01 By Leonid Katsnelson

We go on to show that this approach removes illumination artifacts between corresponding pairs of images (i.e., optical flow and stereo) using a mixture of synthetic and real-life images.

Author: Joachim Denzler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642037979

Category: Computers

Page: 564

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In 2009, for the second time in a row, Jena hosted an extraordinary event. In th 2008, Jena celebrated the 450 birthday of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena with the motto “Lichtgedanken” – “?ashes of brilliance. ” This year, for almost one week, Jena became the center for the pattern recognition research st community of the German-speaking countries in Europe by hosting the 31 Annual Symposium of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur ¨ Mustererkennung (DAGM). Jena is a special place for this event for several reasons. Firstly, it is the ?rst time that the university of Jena has been selected to host this conference, and it isanopportunitytopresentthecityofJenaaso?eringafascinatingcombination of historic sites, an intellectual past, a delightful countryside,and innovative, - ternationalresearchandindustrywithinThuringia. Second,the conferencetakes place in an environment that has been heavily in?uenced by optics research and industry for more than 150 years. Third, in several schools and departments at the University of Jena, research institutions and companies in the ?elds of p- tern recognition, 3D computer vision, and machine learning play an important role. The university's involvement includes such diverse activities as industrial inspection, medical image processing and analysis, remote sensing, biomedical analysis, and cutting-edge developments in the ?eld of physics, such as the - cent development of the new terahertz imaging technique. Thus, DAGM 2009 was an important event to transfer basic research results to di?erent appli- tions in such areas.
2009-09-03 By Joachim Denzler

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 129859586X


Page: 356

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
2015-08-08 By Anna Bonus Kingsford

But if the learned illumination details are wrong; then, it will lead to related artifacts like lack of proper specular reflection in the eyes. The videos generated by Deepfake techniques show unconvincing specular reflection.

Author: Margarita N. Favorskaya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811546921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 785

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The book is a compilation of selected papers from 2020 International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE 2020) held in National Power Training Institute HQ (Govt. of India) on February 21 – 22, 2020. The work focuses on the current development in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering like power generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy sources and technology, power electronics and applications, robotics, artificial intelligence and IoT, control, and automation and instrumentation, electronics devices, circuits and systems, wireless and optical communication, RF and microwaves, VLSI, and signal processing. The book is beneficial for readers from both academia and industry.
2020-07-25 By Margarita N. Favorskaya

Manmade artifacts could always be imitated by men. Replicas were made by pupils in practice of their craft, by masters for diffusing their works, and, finally, by third parties in the pursuit ofgain. Mechanical reproduction ofa work of ...

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407085500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The literary-philosophical works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) rank among the most quietly influential of the post-war era, though only since his death has Benjamin achieved the fame and critical currency outside his native Germany accorded him by a select few during his lifetime. Now he is widely held to have possessed one of the most acute and original minds of the Central European culture decimated by the Nazis. Illuminations contains his two most celebrated essays, 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as others on the art of translation, Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, Proust and an anatomy of his own obsession, book collecting. The essay is Benjamin's domain; those collected in this now legendary volume offer the best possible access to his singular and significant achievement. In a stimulating introduction, Hannah Arendt reveals how Benjamin's life and work are a prism to his times, and identifies him as possessing the rare ability to think poetically.
2011-06-30 By Walter Benjamin

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