2016 Book: Handbook on 3D3C Platforms by Prof. Yesha Sivan (Ed.)

Y. Sivan (Ed.)
Handbook on 3D3C Platforms
Applications and Tools for Three Dimensional Systems for Community, Creation, and Commerce
Series: Progress in IS
  • Provides a single, comprehensive resource on the emerging phenomenon of 3D3C worlds
  • Includes an introductory chapter on the history of the field
  • Offers insight on the variety of applications and future research directions
  • Includes a sample visual Appendix on one Kind of 3D3C world
This book presents 3D3C platforms – three-dimensional systems for community, creation, and commerce. It discusses tools including bots in social networks, team creativity, privacy, and virtual currencies & micropayments as well as their applications in areas like healthcare, energy, collaboration, and art. More than 20 authors from 10 countries share their experiences, research findings and perspectives, offering a comprehensive resource on the emerging field of 3D3C worlds. The book is designed for both the novice and the expert as a way to unleash the emerging opportunities in 3D3C worlds. From the book cover: This Handbook maps with breadth and insight the exciting frontier of building virtual worlds with digital technologies. David Perkins, Research Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education This book is from one of the most adventurous and energetic persons I have ever met. Yesha takes us into new undiscovered spaces and provides insight into the phenomena of social interaction and immersive experiences that transform our lives. Cees de Bont, Dean of School of Design & Chair Professor of Design, School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University When you read 3D3C Platforms you realize what a domain like ours — 3D printing — can and should do for the world. Clearly, we are just starting. Inspiring. David Reis, CEO, Stratasys Ltd This book provides a stunning overview of how virtual worlds are reshaping possibilities for identity and community. The range of topics addressed by the authors — from privacy and taxation to fashion and health care — provide a powerful road map for addressing the emerging potential of these online environments. Tom Boellstorff, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine Available at Springer or Amazon.

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