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Supporting IUB Fine Art Classes in Spring 2014

Project Leads: Chauncey Frend, Ed Dambik, UITS Research Technologies

Advanced Visualization Lab, Visualization and Analytics, UITS Research Technologies

Figure 1. Visitors experience the student work "Strolling through a Painting.”

Students from IUB School of Fine Arts Associate Professor Margaret Dolinsky's computer graphics classes showcased their virtual worlds in the IUB Visualization & Collaboration Theater (VCT). The show included diverse and imaginative interactive works created by graduate and undergraduate students. Visitors experienced the pieces using immersive, stereoscopic, 3D virtual reality. 

Students received technical support and tools to help them turn their ideas into immersive virtual worlds that others could experience and explore. IU’s Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) introduced them to Unity, a tool for interactive 3D development and for creating architectural visualizations and interactive media installations. Students learned how to use the software, along with invaluable techniques for problem solving. They also learned how to create immersive experiences using 3D models, sound, and interactivity.

The Showcase was held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in the Innovation Center. The Showcase has been a tradition for Dolinsky's computer graphics students for well over a decade. The IU faculty and students and members of the public in attendance got a unique view of the ways arts and technology can benefit one another. 


IU's Advanced Visualization Lab is funded through the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology; is a unit of UITS Research Technologies; and is affiliated with the Pervasive Technology Institute. For questions about this project or to request a consultation, please contact vishelp@iu.edu.

NSF GSS Codes:

Primary Field: Multidisciplinary Studies (980) - Science, Technology, and Society

Secondary Field: Computer Science (401) - Information Science/Studies