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Author Lee, Newton
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Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Abstract Welcome to the third issue of the ACM Computers in Entertainmentmagazine! In this exciting issue we present eight articles on adiversity of entertainment technology topics including Internetmovie piracy, performing arts, animatronics, robotics, music,games, and interactive television.To get started, the Interviews section features video interviewswith our distinguished advisory board members Leonard Kleinrock andRichard Edlund. Leonard talks about nomadic computing, embeddedtechnology, smart spaces, ubiquitous computing, ethics, the rolesof the government, and the future of the Internet. Richard speaksof movie visual effects, digital cinema, digital cameras, andtechnical Oscars.In the Movies and Performing Arts section, Sai Ho Kwokinvestigates the file-sharing patterns of pirated movies overBitTorrent peer-to-peer networks and offers suggestions on thedesign of an anti-piracy strategy. W. Scott Meador et al. describean experimental dance performance featuring live-motion capture,real-time computer graphics, and multi-image projection produced bya cross-departmental team of faculty and students at PurdueUniversity.In the Animatronics and Robotics section, Ray Dominey et al.discuss their integrated technology for raising the level ofinteractivity and realistic animatronics in amusement park darkrides. John D. Decuir et al. detail their use of Sonys AIBOentertainment robots to improve young childrens readingcomprehension in a classroom setting.In the Music and Games section, Magy Seif El-Nasr et al. presenta real-time lighting design to automatically adjust lighting in aninteractive scene where the camera and character movements areunpredictable. Myriam Desainte-Catherine et al. examine theirresearch on early-learning games using a joystick as a Dolabipinstrument for electro-acoustic music education in schools.In the Synopsis - Books and Software section, Eddie Schwalbintroduces the technologies, standards, and business issues forinteractive television (iTV). Doug Twilleager et al. provide anoverview of the server, desktop, and mobile technologies that areavailable to build a networked game with Java technology.I hope you will enjoy this issue of the online magazine. Beforeyou dive into the exciting content, I would like to share with youthe latest headline news about our distinguished editorial boardadvisors Alan Kay and Quincy Jones:On April 19, 2004, Dr. Alan Kay was named the 2003 winner of theA.M. Turing Award for pioneering many of the ideas at the root ofcontemporary object-oriented programming languages, leading theteam that developed Smalltalk, and for fundamental contributions topersonal computing. The A.M. Turing Award is the most prestigioustechnical award in computer science and is accompanied by a prizeof \$100,000. Earlier this year, Alan and his colleagues won theengineerings highest award - the Charles Stark Draper Prize fromthe National Academy of Engineering - for their vision, conception,and development of the worlds first practical networked personalcomputers. Both the Draper Prize and Turing Award are consideredthe equivalent of Nobel Prizes for their fields - engineering andcomputer science, respectively. In June, Alan was named winner ofthe 2004 Kyoto Prize in advanced technology, his third majorscientific award this year.On May 16, 2004, nearly half a million people attended Mr.Quincy Jones all-star humanitarian concert "We Are the Future" atRomes Circus Maximus. In the tradition of "We Are the World,"thesuccessful concert marked the launch of a worldwide initiativeaspiring to create a sustainable chain of support for children inwar-ravaged cities. The concert was broadcast on MTV, MTG/VIASAT,XM Radio, and Yahoo! webcasts. More information can be found at <ahref="http://www.wearethefuture.com/concert_press.html">http://www.wearethefuture.com/concert_press.htmlI wish to express my admiration and gratitude to the legendaryAlan Kay and Quincy Jones for their immense contributions tosociety. We are most fortunate to be working with the mostinnovative and philanthropic individuals in the world. A growinglist of our distinguished editorial board members can be found at<a href="http://www.acm.org/pubs/cie/acmcie_editorial_board.pdf">http://www.acm.org/pubs/cie/acmcie_editorial_board.pdfNow its time to dive into the magazine and send me your commentsand feedback. Thank you very much for your continuing support.Sincerely,Newton LeeEditor-in-ChiefACMComputers in EntertainmentLosAngelesJune2004
Description Affiliation: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA (Lee, Newton)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Notes
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 2
Page Count 1
Starting Page 2
Ending Page 2


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