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GRC Science Viz: Day Five

Fifth and final day of the GRC Viz conference and my last post of the week.  Today we heard from Doug Clark (Vanderbilt University) and Seth Cooper (University of Washington).

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GRC Science Viz: Day Four

Day four of GRC SciViz 2011 brought us the theme “Revealing Unseen Complexity”.  The speakers were Wilmot Li (Adobe Inc.), Randy Sargent (Carnegie Mellon University), and Jayanne English (University of Manitoba). The evening session featured Susan Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik (Barrow Neurological Institute) for a talk on neuroscience, attention and magic.

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GRC Science Viz: Day Three

The third day of the GRC 2011 Science Visualization Conference. The line up today was Ric Lowe, Curtin University; Vickie Williamson, Texas A&M; David Geelan, University of Queensland; Graham Johnson, The Scripps Research Institute; and Larry Gonick, San Francisco.

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GRC Science Viz: Day Two

This morning’s GRC Science and Education Visualization conference started with a session on Virtual Worlds, Games and Simulations.  There were three talks in the session – Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo in SL), Andy Stricker (Spinoza Quinnell in SL), Marianne Riis (Mariis Mills in SL), and Margaret Honey (CEO of NY Hall of Science).

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GRC Science Viz: Opening Day

I just arrived at the Science and Education Visualization Gordon Conference in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  The conference is being held this year at Bryant University, just northwest of Providence.  140 scientists, artists, researchers, museum designers, and graphic designers have gathered here for this five-day, intensive meeting.  All the sciences are represented here – biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, cognitive psychology, astronomy, and geology – the emphasis is on interdisciplinary connections, as applied to visualizations.

One wonderful aspect of this interdisciplinary conference is that the speakers stay for the duration – no parachuting in to give their talk and leave. With the agenda structured as it is, to allow for maximum time for discussion, there is plenty of opportunity to extend the conversation and explore the intriguing ideas presented by those speakers.  In addition to that, the program offers a visionary mini grant program (three grants of $6k each, funded by the National Science Foundation).  All attendees have the opportunity to write and submit proposals for these mini grants, which are awarded in September.  What a terrific idea to seed new ideas and foster collaboration.

I will attempt to blog the conference (posting the blogs at the conference’s conclusion), but will not be able to capture all of the speakers.

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