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NYC / ACM SIGGRAPH
and PACE UNIVERSITY's School of Computer
Science and Information Systems New York, NY
Presents a conference on
UNDERSTANDING IMAGES
on May 21-22,1993

Understanding Images: Artists, designers, scientists,
engineers and educators share the problem of moving
information from one mind to another. Traditionally, they
have used pictures, words, demonstrations, music and dance
to communicate imagery. However, expressing complex notions
such as God and infinity or a seemingly well defined concept
such as a flower can present challenges which far exceed
their technical skills. The explosive use of computers as
visualization and expression tools has compounded this
problem. In hypermedia, multimedia and virtual reality
systems vast amounts of information confront the observer or
participant. Wading through a multitude of simultaneous
images and sounds in possibly unfamiliar representations,
a confounded user asks: What does it all mean? Since image
construction, transmission, reception, decipherment and
ultimate understanding are complex tasks strongly influenced
by physiology, education and culture; and since electronic
media radically amplify each processing step, then we, as
electronic communicators, must determine the fundamental
paradigms for composing imagery for understanding.
Therefore, the purpose of this conference is to bring
together a breadth of disciplines, including, but not
limited to, the physical, biological and computational
sciences, technology, art, psychology, philosophy, and
education, in order to define and discuss the issues
essential to image understanding within the computer
graphics context.

Some Featured Speakers

Psychology/Perception "Masaccio's Bag of Tricks" Marc De
Mey, University of Ghent

"University and Variability in Human Visual Information
Processing" Beverly J. Jones, School of Architecture and
Applied Arts, University of Oregon

"Some Speculations About Graphic Communication" Barbara
Tversky, Psychology Department, Stanford University

"Implementation of Collaborative Multimedia Technologies in
Urban Planning Situations" Michael J. Shiffer, Computer
Resource Laboratories, MIT

"Photographic Interpretation" Tom Hubbard, School of
Journalism, Ohio State University

Image Analysis

"Is Alligator Skin More Wrinkled than Tree Bark? The Role of
Text ure in Object Description" A. Ravishankar Rao, IBM
Watson Research Center and Nalini Bhushan, Philosophy
Department, Smith College

"The Ruling Effect of Con tours, Surface Markings and
Background in Perception of Shape from Shading" Xiaoping Hu
and Narendra Ahuja, Beckmann Institute and Department of
ECE, University of Illinois

"Composing and Understanding Spatial Images" Les M.
Sztandera, Electrical Engineering Department, University of
Toledo

Design

"Aesthetics and Nature: The Manufacturing of an
Authoritative Voice in Scientific Visualization" Mark
Bajuk, NCSA, U. of Illinois

"Design Issues" Alyce Kaprow, MIT

Text

"Visualization for the Document Space" Xia Lin, Law
Library, Pace University

"Automating Procedures for Generating Chinese Characters"
John Loustau and Jong-Ding Wang, Computer Science
Department, Hunter College

"Visual Language" Judson Rosebush, Judson Rosebush Company,
NY

Sound

"Neuromusic" Matthew Witten and Robert Wyatt, U. of Texas
and Center for High Performance Computing

"Gesture Translation: Using Conventional Musical Instrumen
ts in Unconventional Ways" Robert S. Williams, Computer
Science Department, Pace University

"Sonic Issues" Rory Stuart, NYNEX

Philosophy

"The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality" Michael Heim,
Education Foundation of DPMA

Registration (Includes continental breakfast, breaks, and
lunch) Pre-registration (before May 1, 1993)

___ ACM/SIGGRAPH member $55 ___ Non-member $75 _ __
Student registration $40 ___ after May 1st or On-Site
$95 Please make checks payable to NYC/ACM SIGGRAPH and
remit by May 1, 1993. Send registration information & fees
to: Dr. Francis T. Marchese Computer Science
Department NYC/ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Pace University 1
Pace Plaza Room T-1704 New York, New York 10038
voice:(212)346-1803 fax:(212)346-1933 Email:
[email protected] bitnet
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