Philosophical and Theoretic Underpinnings of Simulation Visualization Rhetoric and Their Practical Implications

  • Andrew Collins
  • D’An Knowles Ball
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 44)


The considerations of the philosophical underpinnings of visualization have been left on the sidelines while researchers chase the latest technological applications, as with modeling and simulation (M&S). Visual rhetoric in M&S is also an effect of the latest technology that deserves closer observation into its uses. Our focus in this chapter is to develop the view, both now and in the future, of rhetoric’s importance to simulation visualization. Visualization creates and uses images, diagrams, and/or animations to explain models, display simulations and their real-time results, and even, in some cases, for validation.


Graphical Processor Unit Philosophical Underpinning Visual Argument Aesthetic Component Visual Rhetoric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VMASCOld Dominion UniversitySuffolkUnited States

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