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UTS Data Arena Demonstration
UTS DATA ARENA - Collaborative Exploration and Discovery in a VR CAVE
About this Event
The UTS Data Arena is a 360° data visualisation facility designed for collaborative experiences. High performance parallel computing drives a 10K stereoscopic display alongside a 16 channel audio system to create an immersive dynamic environment.
The Data Arena is built to navigate huge datasets and simulated environments, explore new interfaces for interaction, and share ideas in a collective space that moves away from isolated computing practices.
The UTS Data Arena turns large data sets into pictures, facilitating our understanding of complex and diverse data sets. In shared Virtual Reality of the Data Arena, groups of researchers can visualise, manipulate and interact with data. It is a working data research laboratory/theatre on campus at UTS.
Viewers stand in the middle of a small theatre, surrounded by a large cylindrical screen, four metres high and ten metres in diameter. The door becomes part of the screen. A high performance computer graphics (GPU) cluster drives six 3D-stereo video projectors, edge-blended to create a seamless panorama.
Picture clarity is made possible from an image that’s 20,000 x 1200 pixels. Each user wears Active-Shutter Glasses, synchronised with the video projectors to achieve a stereoscopic visual effect. These glasses are otherwise see-through. Everyone is still visible. To complement the visual experience, a 16-channel audio system surrounds the Arena. Speakers fitted behind the perforated screen allow sound to be positioned in 3D space.
In the Data Arena you can surround yourself in data to observe changes, explore ideas, refine a model, improve flow, discover the unknown, and teach and learn. Some recent and popular projects will be shown.
Data Arena demonstrations run for 30 minutes.
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Please note: each session is limited to 8 attendees for covid safety.
Location: UTS Data Arena. Building 11, Level 2, Room 101 (please enter from the corner of Broadway and Jones Street, walk past the escalators and the entrance to the Data Arena is the pair of silver doors on your left hand side).