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Artificial life: Books

Artificial life is an interesting research field at the junction of many scientific disciplines. I had the pleasure to read three books that cover this topic from different perspectives.
The first and maybe most complete of them is Mitchell Whitelaw’s “Metacreation. Art and Artificial Life.” It is an introduction into this field as well as a [...]

A guide to Augmented Reality

There is a new book on the shelves: Augmented Reality. A practical guide.
Augmented Reality is the fusion of real and virtual reality, where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real-time. AR creates the illusion that virtual, computer-generated objects exist in the real world. All you need is a computer and a webcam. [...]