Data Sculpting & Deep Mapping: New Paradigms in Omnidirectional VR
October 18, 2016: Sunway University
The CEO of Intel Brian Kraznich said in 2014 “We are in the midst of a transformation, from a world of screens and devices to a world of immersive experiences.” This presentation will examine new paradigms for transforming digital archives into a series of omnispatial, omnidirectional and hemispheric immersive experiences. The research integrates groundbreaking work in data creation, virtual environment design, interactivity, and information visualization-transforming engagement with intangible and tangible heritage. These frameworks of engagement lay a foundation for novel approaches to transforming data visualization not only in the humanities but also for teaching and learning and the sciences more generally. This discussion included latest developments in transdisciplinary research and development in this area including the UNSW’s Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC) focused on visualization in medical and mental health.
Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for museums and galleries. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is Professor at UNSW Art & Design and Director of UNSW’s the newly created transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC) and she is Director of the laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM). She continues to work for Museum Victoria on Special Projects.