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Angus Forbes, Immersive Interpretation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Digital Scholarship Commons
McHenry Library
Digital Scholarship  

Immersive Interpretation: Exploring Data in Virtual Reality
A VizWall Lecture by Angus Forbes (UCSC, Computational Media)

Forbes will discuss the opportunities for exploring and analyzing data using contemporary display technologies, such as interactive video walls, ambisonic theaters, and virtual reality headsets. I present a range of projects that examine novel ways of representing scientific and cultural datasets, including an interactive art installation that explores connections between photographic images and literary themes in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, dynamic visualizations of the human brain connectome and protein interaction networks, and an outdoor museum exhibition that superimposes historical photographs onto relevant architectural features. By taking advantage of the new forms of representation and interaction that these technologies make possible, we can provide useful interpretations of and new perspectives into the complex systems that that govern, or perhaps define, contemporary life. 

Sponsored by the Digital Scholarship Commons and The Humanities Institute

Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Computational Media
department at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he directs
the UCSC Creative Coding lab. His research investigates new forms of
visualizing and interacting with complex scientific information; his
computational artwork has been featured at museums, galleries, and
festivals throughout the world. Angus was the general chair of the
IEEE VIS Arts Program from 2013 through 2017, and will serve as the
art papers chair for ACM SIGGRAPH 2018. Additional information about
Angus’s research and artwork can be found at