Please join us for our upcoming

Spatial Technology Lunch

 

Down the rabbit hole: New methods and tools for visualizing scientific information

 

Beth Anderson

CEO

Arkitek Scientific

Thursday, May 19, 2016; 12:00 p.m.; 3512 Phelps Hall (map)
Includes lunch, requires RSVP by morning of Wednesday May 18

 

Abstract. Beth Anderson of Arkitek Scientific explores how 3D animation can be used to visually illuminate complex science for both scientific communities and laymen alike. How science is being done is changing, as both groups are increasingly called upon to understand very complicated phenomena: to further the field of knowledge, for health decisions, for STEM requirements and in political election cycles. How best to bridge the divide between disciplines, as well as between scientists and the public?

Animations and simulations can provide mental grappling hooks for people seeking to learn about difficult subjects. They can open the door to greater interest and understanding because they are engaging, visually stunning and stimulate the viewer’s curiosity. New technologies like VR and MR will also be discussed.