Slides + Homework:

Thursday

Readings:

Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace, Marcos Novak
Immersive Analytics, Tom Chandler, Maxime Cordeil, Tobias Czauderna, Tim Dwyer, Jaroslaw Glowacki, Cagatay Goncu, Matthias Klapperstueck, Karsten Klein, Kim Marriott, Falk Schreiber, and Elliot Wilson

Slides + Homework:

Thursday

Readings:

Performing in Quantum Space: A Creative Approach to N-Dimensional Computing, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
— Immersed in Unfolding Complex Systems, Lance Putnam, Graham Wakefield, Haru Ji, Basak Alper, Dennis Adderton, and JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Project:

— Project 1 is made up of two parts: 1) a summarization of a immersive analytics article, and 2) an interactive VR project. You will present your paper summarization on Tuesday, 10/16, and you will demonstrate your VR project on 10/23. Please sign out an MR headset at the Creative Coding Lab (E2-258)

Links:

Register for Jaron Lanier’s talk at UCSC’s The Humanities Insititute
— Jaron Lanier’s homepage: jaronlanier.com
— Tao Tajima’s homepage: taotajima.jp
— JoAnn Kuchera-Morin’s introduction to the AlloSphere at the Immersive Tech Summit
— Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality

Slides:

Tuesday, Thursday

Readings:

Visualization Analysis and Design, chapters 2, 3, and 5, Tamara Munzner

Links:

— Interesting VR events take place downtown regularly at the Cruz XR meetup
What is AR, VR, MR, XR, 360?
The difference between AR, VR, MR, XR and how to tell them apart
— Mozilla Developer Network’s WebVR — Virtual Reality for the Web
A-Frame: A web framework for building virtual reality experiences
How to create VR content for Three.js
Unity XR resources: Get started developing for XR platforms
DXR is a toolkit for rapidly prototyping data visualizations in XR (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality)
— The New York Times’ Voyages issue
— Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec’s Dear Data
High Fidelity Real-time Social VR

Slides:

Tuesday

Events:

— The Pecha Kucha for Project 1 will take place during class on Tuesday 10/16
— Instead of class on Thursday, we will attend Data Science Santa Cruz’s Fall Data Science Social on Thursday 10/18 from 11am to 1:30pm in the BSOE courtyard and Simularium (E2-180). Lunch will be provided
— Lisa Nakamura is giving a talk titled Automating Racial Empathy: Virtual Reality and the Undercommons as part of the Visual & Media Cultures Colloquium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4pm in Porter College Room D245

Readings:

A Systematic Review of Social Presence: Definition, Antecedents, and Implications, Catherine S. Oh, Jeremy Bailenson, and Gregory F. Welch
Changing Space: Virtual Reality as an Arena of Embodied Being, Char Davies
Virtual Space, Char Davies

Links:

Underground Engine VFX studio in Santa Cruz focusing on VR, AR, and interactive video walls
— A daylong workshop on Unity for VR takes place on November 10th at HubX
— A video tutorial introducing Unity for Microsoft MR Headsets is available as part of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Academy
— Char Davies’ Osmose and Ephémère
— The 2018 Information is Beautiful awards
— Károly Zsolnai-Fehér’s Two Minute Papers YouTube channel

Events:

— Due to the three-day labor action by AFSCME patient-care workers and their supporters, class will not be held this week
— During Tuesday’s class, I will be available to meet one-on-one to discuss your projects. The lab space will be open for students who want to test their work
— On Thursday, we will particpate in a site-specific sound walk by Yolande Harris at the Walton Lighthouse. We will meet downtown at 11:30am at the entrance to the Museum of Art and History (MAH) and carpool to the Santa Cruz Harbor
— Media archeologist Andres Burbano presents a talk titled “Color, Light, and Language” at the Computational Media Colloquium on Friday, October 26th at 12noon in room E2-475

Events:

— VR presentations for Project 1 will take place in E2-258 during classtime on Tuesday 10/30
— Virtual Reality pioneer Jaron Lanier is giving a lecture titled How the Internet Failed and How to Recreate It at the UCSC Music Recital Hall on Monday 10/29 at 7pm
— Chaos Theory pioneer Ralph Abraham is discussing relationships between mathematics and computer graphics at HubX on Thursday 11/1 at 7pm

Project:

Project 2 requires you and one or two classmates to create and document a visual analytics project to support contemporary research by UCSC faculty. Various deliverables are due througout the remainder of the quarter, and your team will give a final presentation on 12/4 or 12/6

Readings:

Seeking a Better View: Using 3D to Investigate Visibility in Historic Landscapes, Elaine Sullivan

Links:

How are people making money in VR?, Stephanie Llamas and Charlie Fink
Spatial.is, AR collaboration platform

Team 1: Immersive Archeology

— Research contacts: Elaine A. Sullivan, UCSC History
— Project leads: Rehaf Aljammaz, Beth Oliver, Abdul Jawad, and Carinne Knight

Team 2: Connectome Analytics

— Research contacts: Olu Ajilore and Alex Leow, UIC Psychiatry
— Project leads: Manu Thomas and Ran Xu

Team 3: Genomic Visualization

— Research contacts: Daniel H. Kim, UCSC Biomolecular Engineering; Angela N. Brooks, UCSC Biomolecular Engineering
— Project leads: Mahika Dubey, Hadiseh Gooranorimi, and Veronica Rivera

Team 4: Behavioral Ecology

— Research contacts: Barry Sinervo, UCSC Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
— Project lead: Jasmine Otto

Team 5: Intergalactic Medium Analytics

— Research contacts: Joseph N. Burchett and J. Xavier Prochaska, UCSC Astronomy & Astrophysics
— Project lead: David Abramov

Team 6: Intercolonial Slave Trade

— Research contacts: Gregory O’Malley, UCSC History
— Project leads: Devi Acharya, Sina Hamedian, Brian Ford, and Sarah Frost

Events:

— On Tuesday 11/6, Egyptologist and UCSC History professor Elaine A. Sullivan will visit class to introduce her archeological work using VR technologies

Reading:

Top 10 Unsolved Information Visualization Problems, Chaomei Chen
The Structure of the Information Visualization Design Space, Stuart K. Card and Jock Mackinlay
A Multi-Level Typology of Abstract Visualization Tasks, Matthew Brehmer and Tamara Munzner
A Task Taxonomy for Network Evolution Analysis, Jae-wook Ahn, Catherine Plaisant, and Ben Shneiderman

Events:

— On Tuesday 11/13, Weidong Yang, CEO of Kineviz and Founder of Kinetech Arts will visit class to discuss his work on using VR for network analytics and to support the arts