Sunday, April 24, 2016

The future of video games – part 2

This is the sequel to my previous post about the future of video games, where I wrote about story-driven or interactive movie games that can overcome linear ones. You can read the first part here.

Yes, it's a video game, not a real-life photo

Monday, April 11, 2016

The future of video games – part 1

Seeing the VR glasses-backed virtual world, the lifelike graphics and the ever-developing artificial intelligence, it would not be far-fetched to think that the future has arrived, and leisure time activities have changed. But we should not get ahead of ourselves. Let's take a look at how it goes, one by one.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Space computing

The next milestone after cloud computing?


An interesting vision of a new type of data storage option came to my mind. I think this could be the next milestone after cloud services, extended beyond the clouds, to space.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Now, how could libraries eliminate Hungarian poverty efficiently?

With special regard to the situation of the newest professions

The situation is that we don't have an excellent educational system in Hungary, and this is an understatement. But how did we get here? Honestly, I don't know, but we should look to the future. Some of the newest, modern professions aren't taught in schools and universities. Naturally, programming education exists in elementary and high schools, but it is not efficient enough for it to be able to catch up to the labour market. In spite of having a lot of good programmers and information scientists, there is a large shortage in Hungary's labour market. Most of the well-educated experts are leaving our country to get better-paid jobs.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Well-developed libraries in Hungary

Excuse me for the deceiving title, I was just being sarcastic – well-developed libraries are only a dream. Don't get me wrong, I don't blame libraries but this cultural section is in a catastrophic condition because of our government. I think it should be changed significantly, what is more, urgently. I could list the causes why it is in a bad shape until tomorrow morning but these are the most important ones:
  • Libraries are very underpaid: their average take-home pay is $300 (€270) per month.
  • Their computing infrastructure is out-of-date. Most libraries have at least ten-year-old computers with Windows XP operating systems. I have never seen Apple computers in any of  the Hungarian libraries.
  • Libraries have difficulties with the deficit: very often they cannot even buy new books, not to mention computers.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Virtual University Library Project - part 1

I've started this project around the beginning of March but the idea appeared in my head in the last year. I think it may be the biggest project of my life. My goal is to create a library's beautiful virtual ceremonial hall, and at the end, my work will be compatible with VR technologies. Before my project, I didn't have any idea how to combine the two different fields: library and 3D computer graphics. I don't remember where this idea came from but I think it was a coincidence. Nevertheless, I want to tell you how I will create a virtual library in several blogposts.

I think there isn't another similar project of a virtual library anywhere in the world. Or if one exists, it must be out-of-date and made with technologies older than ten years. If you know about any up-to-date ones, please write me a comment below or e-mail me!

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Hello, Everyone! Let me introduce myself.

My name is János Császár from Hungary. I work in the field of library and information science and I'm an enthusiast for 3D computer graphics arts, too. I graduated at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. The reason that I created my blog is that I want to tell you about some of my works, and also my opinion on the newest technologies in the world, for example, on 3D computer graphics, video games, social media, Internet safety, sciences, education, modern libraries, and the connection between these. I wrote about most of these topics in my theses. For a simpler navigation, I've created some main categories to divide the aforementioned subjects, so if you want to read about CGI, for instance, you should look for the adequate topic on the right-hand side, or if you wish to find some articles in connection with libraries, you can find them on the same side in the appropriate category.

My blog posts won't be too long for an easy reading and to not waste your time. I promise.

I hope you'll consider my blog useful. And if you want to contact me, please write comments or e-mail me! Have a good reading!

János Császár
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