Advanced Visualization Center
From Mayan monuments and dinosaur fossils to jellyfish x-rays and human CT scans, the Advanced Visualization Center is changing how USF students and faculty see things. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the Center, where a huge 3-D video wall is putting the world around us in a whole new focus.
Put together 16 high-resolution stereoscopic 3-D monitors and you get a display two to three times better than any I-MAX movie theater screen. With a device like that, you can look at objects smaller than a human hair or examine minute details of an ancient artifact. That’s the promise of the USF Advanced Visualization Center. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you there.
Lori Collins, director of USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), and archaeology PhD student Joseph Evans talk about the work AIST does on ancient grounds and how the Advanced Visualization Center will assist with that work, in both the field and the classroom. They also talk about how ‘haptic technology’ will work in helping people ‘feel’ 3-D data at the Center.
USF Visualization Specialist
Advanced Visualization Center website
USFâ€™s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies website