Harnessing Sight and Sound to Explore Complex Information

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -
5:45pm to 6:45pm
1335 Health Sciences Learning Center

Speaker Name: 

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Speaker Institution: 

University of California, Santa Barbara




Challenge: Understanding big and complex data.  Task: Finding patterns in voluminous amounts of information.  Method: Representing and transforming big data visually and aurally.  Advantage: Scientists and engineers working with data perceptually—as artists and composers do—using the same  right-brain/left-brain creative processes that artists employ when creating a work of art.  Action: Interactive visual and auditory representations of data, allowing researchers to experiment and to experience simulations in real time.  Platform: The AlloSphere—one of the largest multi-dimensional display devices in the world for multi-modal data representation.