AlloSphere @ SIGGRAPH 2020, Think Beyond

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  • The AlloLib Software System is the underlying media infrastructure that drives the instrument, an integrated collection of C++ libraries for interactive immersive computation, visualization/sonification, as well as a reactive system connected to the python scripting language and the Jupyter notebook. This system functions as a complete workflow design from the HPC cluster or the Cloud, to the Desktop. Licensed by the Regents of the University of California, AlloLib is the open source software core for distributed high performance multimedia computing.   More info

    Who we are

    Watch Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin @ TED

    Intersecting Science, Engineering and Arts

    Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, chief designer of the facility, composer, and media artist with over thirty years of experience in media systems engineering, outlines the vision for our research.

    Welcome to the AlloSphere Research Facility, located in California NanoSystems Institue (CNSI) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The AlloSphere research group is directed by Professor Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin. The research group includes computer scientists, designers, engineers, mathematicians, and media arts researchers. Members of the AlloSphere Research Group are affiliated with the Media Arts & Technology (MAT) ,graduate program at UCSB.

    What we do

    The AlloSphere is a three-story facility where we use multiple modalities to represent large and complex data, including immersive visualization, sonification, and interactivity. We are creating technology that will enable experts to use their intuition and experience to examine and interact with complex data to identify patterns, suggest and test theories in an integrated loop of discovery. Important research areas include quantum information processing and structural materials discovery, bioengineering and biogenerative applications, and arts and entertainment. These content areas also drive media systems research in immersive display, computation, and interactivity.

    Three stories. 26 projectors. 54.1 speakers.

    Our facility is differentiated from other virtual reality environments by both its seamless surround-view capabilities and its ability to accommodate large groups of researchers concurrently. Building the AlloSphere was not an off-the-shelf enterprise. Designing a large-scale environment to deliver rich, coherent, interactive, high-resolution 3D video and audio streams from massive scientific datasets is a complex computational and systems engineering task that continues to involve faculty across a variety of disciplines.

    We want to work with you.

    As media artists we know that correctly representing complex models and data leads also to increased artistic sophistication. the work we present is only as good as the content it is derived from. If you are a researcher facing challenges in representing your data, please contact us. We would like to help you look for new patterns in your data and speed time to discovery.

    Opportunities to collaborate as a partner

    There are numerous philanthropic giving options available to benefit the research and education missions of the AlloSphere. For a major donor there is the opportunity to name the facility and be recognized for your generous support.

    The AlloSphere seeks corporate, industry and academic partnerships on short- and long-term collaborative projects. Corporate/industry/university affiliates work alongside UC Santa Barbara faculty and advanced graduate students to conduct basic research, publish results, and showcase their data visually and aurally in the 3D, 360-degree immersive AlloSphere Research Facility.

    For more information on giving opportunities, please contact Dr. Kuchera-Morin, the director of the AlloSphere Research Facility. Please contact us at (805) 893-3010 or directly to jkm@create.ucsb.edu.

    Giving opportunities supporting vital research

    There are numerous philanthropic giving options available to benefit the research and education missions of the AlloSphere. For a major donor there is the opportunity to name the facility and be recognized for your generous support.

    It is also possible to invest in the scientific and artistic efforts of the AlloSphere Research Facility by making a one-time or ongoing tax-deductible donation. Gifts of equipment or software are also welcomed and greatly appreciated.

    For more information on giving opportunities, please contact Dr. Kuchera-Morin, the director of the AlloSphere Research Facility. Please contact us at (805) 893-3010 or directly to jkm@create.ucsb.edu.

    Contact

    The AlloSphere Research Facility. University of California, Santa Barbara.

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