Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds
Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

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1 Aims

In this course, I want to be more specific and look at the way computers represent and handle data. The course aims to:

  • broaden the definition of a computer and explain the concept of crossing the boundary between the computer's world and our own

  • explain the digital nature of the computer's world and contrast it with our analogue world of sense and motion

  • describe in detail how to transform features of our world into computer representation

  • look at ways in which digital information in the computer can be displayed for our eyes and ears ;

  • consider the amazing implications of being able to use the computer to manipulate and transform digital representations of our world.

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