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ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), Volume 12 Issue 3, July 2015

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Victoria Interrante, Diego Gutierrez
Article No.: 8e
DOI: 10.1145/2798732

Investigating Perceived Emotional Correlates of Rhythmic Density in Algorithmic Music Composition
Duncan Williams, Alexis Kirke, Eduardo Miranda, Ian Daly, James Hallowell, James Weaver, Asad Malik, Etienne Roesch, Faustina Hwang, Slawomir Nasuto
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2749466

Affective algorithmic composition is a growing field that combines perceptually motivated affective computing strategies with novel music generation. This article presents work toward the development of one application. The long-term goal is to...

Simulating Fixations When Looking at Visual Arts
Hermann Pflüger, Benjamin Höferlin, Michael Raschke, Thomas Ertl
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2736286

When people look at pictures, they fixate on specific areas. The sequences of such fixations are so characteristic for certain pictures that metrics can be derived that allow successful grouping of similar pieces of visual art. However,...

Perceptual Tolerance to Stereoscopic 3D Image Distortion
Robert S. Allison, Laurie M. Wilcox
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2770875

An intriguing aspect of picture perception is the viewer’s tolerance to variation in viewing position, perspective, and display size. These factors are also present in stereoscopic media, where there are additional parameters associated with...

Exploring the Effect of Motion Type and Emotions on the Perception of Gender in Virtual Humans
Katja Zibrek, Ludovic Hoyet, Kerstin Ruhland, Rachel Mcdonnell
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2767130

In this article, we investigate the perception of gender from the motion of virtual humans under different emotional conditions and explore the effect of emotional bias on gender perception (e.g., anger being attributed to males more than...

Discrete Versus Solid: Representing Quantity Using Linear, Area, and Volume Glyphs
Mezgeb Tesfayesus Mihtsentu, Colin Ware
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2767129

It is common in infographics for quantities to be represented by stacks of discrete blocks. For example, a magazine illustration showing automobile production in different countries might use stacks of blocks with each block representing a...