What is Photogrammetry?

Have you ever wondered how does google 3D map work? Or, have you ever observed 3D objects in games or movies that look so real, it is impossible for you to believe that it was modeled and rendered artificially? Well, the answer might be Photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is often defined as the science of taking measurements from photographs. In a simpler term, you can scan an object and create your own 3D model through a free software just by taking a few overlapping pictures of the model. Need...

Lynda: Project Management

I have always been curious and interested in Project Management. The most I knew about it was from observing my Product Owner during my summer internship. Product Owner is somewhat similar to a Project Manager for Agile Methodology in a work environment. I witnessed my PO managing meetings and being a form of communication. It seems as if a PO presents information and reports back to the higher up. But I haven’t gotten a strong understanding of their role especially behind the scenes. So, out...

From Perceptrons to Boltzmann Machines, How Computers Learned to See

When the microprocessor was invented in 1972, the US economic productivity was at a 40 year low. Computers became popular in businesses and homes in following years, and what came next radicalized the economy and business forever. Computers allowed businesses newfound abilities for number crunching, data saving, and word documentation. While computers are revolutionary in their ability to compute repetitive calculations and follow complex programmed instructions, they have never been...

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Cover of Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Labyrinth tells the story of two women, in two different times (1209 and 2005), and their quest for a secret of immense power. On an archaeological dig in the south of France, Alice finds two skeletons and a mysterious carving of a labyrinth on a wall, and begins experiencing visions of a past life. Her story is intertwined with that of Alaïs, a young woman in medieval Carcassonne, whose father is a guardian of one of three manuscripts that contain the secret of the Holy Grail. The plot is...

New Book Displays for January

The Study of Video Games sign

There are two new book displays available on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center, which highlight different aspects of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection. The first display is entitled "The Study of Video Games," and features several different book titles related to video game studies. The second display is entitled "Love and Romance," and features several different graphic novel titles that are themed around Valentine's Day.

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