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Hybrid Images developed to test healthy Eyesight (Daily Times Gazette)

Hybrid Images Gallery (MIT Computational Visual Cognition Laboratory)
Transformation of Hybrids, Movies (MIT Computational Visual Cognition Laboratory)

Hybrid Image (Wikipedia)



Format Multimedia Video, Animation Image, Object Scent, Flavor Audio, Text Haptic, Other


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image : optical counterpart of an object produced by an optical device (as a lens or mirror) or an electronic device b: a visual representation of something: as (a): likeness of an object produced on photographic material (b): picture produced on electronic display (as a television or computer screen) — Webster

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Image is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

The word ‘image’ is also used in the broader sense of any two-dimensional figure such as a map, a graph, a pie chart, or a painting. In this wider sense, images can also be rendered manually, such as by drawing, the art of painting, carving, rendered automatically by printing or computer graphics technology, or developed by a combination of methods, especially in a pseudo-photograph. — Wikipedia




Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art (Hans Belting)


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  • 2018 Health + Wellness Design Awards
    by Gordon Kaye on October 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sponsored by Erickson Stock, GDUSA’s American Health + Wellness Design Awards™ honors outstanding graphic communication by this high-profile segment of the economy. The 2018 winners showcase features 100 projects encompassing the big picture of health and wellness: traditional medicine and healthcare; holistic and alternative healing; healthy lifestyles and nutrition; and the aging of our society. […]

  • GDUSA’s 32nd Annual Stock Visual Reader Survey
    by Gordon Kaye on October 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Our 32nd annual Stock Visual Reader Survey reaffirms that almost everyone uses stock imagery, is using more of it, and is mostly satisfied with its quality, quantity and direction. […]

  • 2018 Digital Print Cover Contest Winners
    by Gordon Kaye on October 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Sponsored by Mohawk Paper, the 2018 Digital Print Cover Contest gives designers an opportunity to learn more about digital printing and paper selection for enhancing digitally printed projects. […]

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    by Gordon Kaye on October 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    More and more designers are embracing responsibility writ large in terms of how sustainably they create and produce, as well as how, when, why and for whom they work. […]

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    by Gordon Kaye on October 11, 2018 at 3:53 pm

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