FOVI 3D: light field displays 

A light-field display projects 3D imagery visible to the unaided eye (without glasses or head tracking) and allows for perspectival-correct visualization. Light-field displays are no longer a science fiction concept — a few companies are producing impressive prototypes. For the past 15 years, Thomas Burnett, now FOVI3D CTO, has been developing static and dynamic light-field display solutions. Two former Visualization graduates are working with him to develop this new technology at FOVI3D.

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InNervate AR: Creative Anatomy Collective  

An ongoing collaboration between Visualization and Anatomy students dynamically interacts with canine anatomy using Augmented Reality. Created by Margaret Cook, graduate student in the Visualization department, InNervate AR is a mobile application for undergraduate canine anatomy education. Margaret and her research team aim to provide an engaging way for anatomy students to dynamically interact with anatomical content, and as a result, feel more confident in their clinical and critical thinking skills. Dr. Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Austin Payne and Michael Bruner of the Visualization department in the College of Architecture, and Dr. Michelle Pine of the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences initiated this collaboration.

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SEAD Report published by MIT Press

Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation: Enabling New Forms of Collaboration among Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design 

Edited by Roger F. Malina, Carol Strohecker, and Carol LaFayette

The Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) has published a creative commons e-book to build community awareness of perceived challenges and opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration across the breadth of science, engineering, art, design and the humanities. The study takes note of the growing international interest and development of initiatives in universities, corporations and civil society. This synthesis report offers a set of "action clusters" common to texts from the international response by SEAD members. eBook  

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Viz prof’s advocacy culminates in NASEM report supporting STEAM

Whether regenerating the earth, feeding the world, or colonizing space, tomorrow’s thought leaders will be better prepared by an initiative integrating science and the arts, concludes a May 2018 landmark report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It was the 5th most downloaded publication by the National Academies in 2018. Read more 




IAC Partners with Texas Target Communities to Engage Youth in Initiatives

Three teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, “Trinity Time Hop,” one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures. Continue Reading.