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Video of the week - When your visualization wall isn't enough

Getting a good sense of your data on a mere large HD screen isn’t easy. And, sure, your friendly neighborhood visualization wall is an improvement, at about 13 million pixels projected across 84 square feet.

But wouldn’t it be better to stand in the center of a 2800 square foot sphere, interacting with your data in three dimensions at a resolution of 24 million pixels? Not to mention listening to audio cues in surround sound, projected from 500 individual speakers plus subwoofers.

Welcome to the AlloSphere, the visualization jewel of the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Construction on the facility was completed in 2007, but the team behind the AlloSphere has continued to roll out additional features since then.

In this week’s video JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, the woman behind the AlloSphere, speaks to the audience at TED 2009 about five different research projects that have taken advantage of the AlloSphere.

If you want to learn more about the AlloSphere, we recommend checking out a longer video from 2008 entitled simply “UCSB’s AlloSphere,” which can be seen on the AlloSphere media page.


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