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US 3D Animation School Survey


Miho Aoki, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA

In this document we present the results of a survey of faculty members teaching in programs where course in 3D Computer Graphics and Animation are offered in the United States. The survey consists of 30 questions and was conducted on-line through The survey was open from August 2010 through to January 2011.

The Rules of Engagement


Robert B Trempe Jr., Tyler School of Art Architecture Department, Temple University


An experimentation and investigation into the usage and exploitation of the representational qualities of NURBS surface geometry as method and logic for the design of architectural spaces.

Designing a Massively Multiplayer Online Game as a Testbed for Social and Behavioral Model Research


Michael Zyda1, Peter Landwehr2, Marc Spraragen1, and Balakrishnan Ranganathan1

Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), in their aspect as online communities, represent an exciting opportunity for studying social and behavioral models. For that purpose we have developed Cosmopolis, an MMOG designed to appeal to a wide variety of player types, and containing several key research-oriented features.

The Mirror of Transfiguration


Mayuko Kanazawa, Masataka Imura, and Ichiroh Kanaya, Osaka University, Japan

The Mirror of Transfiguration is an interactive mediaart for showing native Canadians’ spiritual image to children.

GoHitchHike: Object-Oriented Social Networking Site


Yu-Wei Fu, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia, USA

To Bridge Online and Physical Interactions

Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Interactive Design and Game Development Department in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts Savannah College of Art and Design


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