Workshops, Panels, & Presentations

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Sat Oct 19 2019 18:50:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carter Emmart

OpenSpace

OpenSpace is a NASA supported open-source, freely available software to visualize astronomical and planetary data seamlessly across all scales and is designed for maximum flexibility between display environments, and operating systems. Beginning with a basis in visualizing the AMNH Digital Universe 3D Atlas, OpenSpace has focused on depicting dynamic astrophysical simulations and NASA missions as a combination of navigation tracking, image projection and multiple scale terrain representation on planetary surfaces. As a fully open system, OpenSpace utilizes GIS in the form of GDAL (the Open Geospatial Consortium’s Geospatial Data Abstraction Language) and uses multiple forms of web map streaming services. OpenSpace also supports networking of multiple sites together for shared presentations. Academic partnership includes the American Museum of Natural History, Sweden’s Linkoping University, University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, and New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. Planetarium partnership includes the Adler in Chicago, the Morrison in SanFrancisco, the Gates in Denver, Houston’s Burke Baker Planetarium and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Dome Demo

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Reducing NOAA Datasets

Sat Oct 19 2019 15:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fairuz Ishraque

Workshop

Ho Science 404

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Sat Oct 19 2019 19:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Prof. Thomas H. Jarrett

Data2Dome with "Dark Matter" at the Izikio Planetarium

The recently inaugurated Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent. This multi-functional, world class facility brings digital technology to Cape Town, creating a space of innovation and discovery, where art, science and entertainment meet. The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome not only provides immersive multi-sensory edutainment and a platform for artistic production - it is also aimed to be used for cutting-edge scientific research and to optimise South Africa’s eResearch and data visualisation capacity. In my talk I will give an overview of the capabilities and goals of the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome. In particular I will give an overview on how we are exploiting the now running "Dark Matter" planetarium software (and others) for data visualisation of multi-disciplinary data sets.

Dome Demo

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Data, Domes, and Design Thinking: A Workshop on Creative Problem Solving

Fri Oct 18 2019 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This workshop will be an exploration of design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving similar to the scientific method. This fast-paced workshop will illustrate how design thinking can be applied as a toolset both in and out of the dome. By utilizing interactive exercises, we will spark creative solutions to your most challenging problems from communication to the development of successful event planning and development. The Innovation Fellows is an innovation consultancy group focused on human-centered problem solving both on and around the Colgate campus.

Risako Yang

Workshop

Case-Geyer Library 560

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Data, Domes, and Design Thinking: A Workshop on Creative Problem Solving

Fri Oct 18 2019 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This workshop will be an exploration of design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving similar to the scientific method. This fast-paced workshop will illustrate how design thinking can be applied as a toolset both in and out of the dome. By utilizing interactive exercises, we will spark creative solutions to your most challenging problems from communication to the development of successful event planning and development. The Innovation Fellows is an innovation consultancy group focused on human-centered problem solving both on and around the Colgate campus.

Jacob Pilawa

Workshop

Case-Geyer Library 560

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Data, Domes, and Design Thinking: A Workshop on Creative Problem Solving

Fri Oct 18 2019 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This workshop will be an exploration of design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving similar to the scientific method. This fast-paced workshop will illustrate how design thinking can be applied as a toolset both in and out of the dome. By utilizing interactive exercises, we will spark creative solutions to your most challenging problems from communication to the development of successful event planning and development. The Innovation Fellows is an innovation consultancy group focused on human-centered problem solving both on and around the Colgate campus.

Katie Weber

Workshop

Case-Geyer Library 560

Location:

Data, Domes, and Design Thinking: A Workshop on Creative Problem Solving

Fri Oct 18 2019 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This workshop will be an exploration of design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving similar to the scientific method. This fast-paced workshop will illustrate how design thinking can be applied as a toolset both in and out of the dome. By utilizing interactive exercises, we will spark creative solutions to your most challenging problems from communication to the development of successful event planning and development. The Innovation Fellows is an innovation consultancy group focused on human-centered problem solving both on and around the Colgate campus.

Jacqueline Stern

Workshop

Case-Geyer Library 560

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Host

Josh Finnell

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Fri Oct 18 2019 19:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Joe Eakin

Multidisciplinary Use of the Vis Lab

Panel

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Sat Oct 19 2019 20:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Alex Sivitilli

VR in the Dome

As we explore new methods of viewing and interacting with data sets in the Visualisation Lab at the University of Cape Town, we take special note when these methods present potential for "cross-over" use. One promising example of this is the inclusion of a digital dome spectator feature for our immersive Data Visualisation Interactive Explorer (iDaVIE) virtual reality software suite currently under development. In this presentation, I will explain the idea behind the iDaVIE-d concept where we render volumetric cubes and sparse multi-dimensional catalogs for a VR user to interact with, but also include a virtual fisheye spectator lens whose output is displayed on a planetarium dome. By making this camera apparent in the rendered scene and also giving the VR user an avatar for the camera, we can effectively establish an interface for the VR user and a planetarium audience. I will then give an early prototype example of how we have so far implemented this feature. Feedback and discussion will be highly encouraged as this project is still in early stages.

Dome Demo

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Fri Oct 18 2019 19:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Amanda Rogers

Multidisciplinary Use of the Vis Lab

Panel

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Fri Oct 18 2019 19:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Joe Levy

Multidisciplinary Use of the Vis Lab

Panel

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Fri Oct 18 2019 19:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mike Loranty

Multidisciplinary Use of the Vis Lab

Panel

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Sat Oct 19 2019 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mark SubbaRao

The Data to Dome Initiative

Keynote Talk

Presentation

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Fri Oct 18 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Alli Torban

How to Fill Your Data Viz Toolbox

Keynote Talk

Presentation

Case-Geyer Library 560

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Sat Oct 19 2019 19:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lucia Manchetti

Data2Dome with "Dark Matter" at the Izikio Planetarium, VR in the Dome

The recently inaugurated Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent. This multi-functional, world class facility brings digital technology to Cape Town, creating a space of innovation and discovery, where art, science and entertainment meet. The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome not only provides immersive multi-sensory edutainment and a platform for artistic production - it is also aimed to be used for cutting-edge scientific research and to optimise South Africa’s eResearch and data visualisation capacity. In my talk I will give an overview of the capabilities and goals of the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome. In particular I will give an overview on how we are exploiting the now running "Dark Matter" planetarium software (and others) for data visualisation of multi-disciplinary data sets.

Dome Demo

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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Data to Digistar

Sat Oct 19 2019 13:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Digistar provides a wealth of opportunities and built-in features designed to support data processing and visualization. This survey session will review more than a dozen real-world examples across a variety of disciplines.

Kevin Scott

Workshop

Ho Science 311

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3D Scanning with Artec Spider

Sat Oct 19 2019 15:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ben Gorton

Workshop

Ho Science 311

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Fri Oct 18 2019 19:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santiago Juarez

Multidisciplinary Use of the Vis Lab

Panel

Ho Tung Vis Lab, Ho Science 401

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From Sky to Dome: Applications of Drone Imagery

Sat Oct 19 2019 13:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ahmad Khazaee

Workshop

Ho Science Atrium

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