The Week in 838 (Feb 22-26)

February 19, 2010

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This week, you’ll be working on the Design Challenge and will have done the first readings on Perception.

Class will be a little odd because of some timing constraints and to give teams time to meet.

  • February 23 (tuesday) – We’ll start our conversation on Perception discussing the readings. We’ll stop as if it were a “normal” (50 minute) class to give teams time to meet. Also, I will be giving a talk in the physics department (if you’re curious to see what I have to say).

Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar:

On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 4274 Chamberlin Hall, Michael Gleicher, UW Department of Computer Sciences, will speak on “Pictures from piles of data.”

ABSTRACT: Most of my work is focused around a single (broad) question: How can we use our understanding of human perception and artistic traditions to improve our tools for communicating and data understanding? In problems ranging from molecular biology to video editing, we are faced with a deluge of data. In this talk, I’ll survey some of the ways we’ve tried to turn this problem into solutions. I’ll discuss our efforts in scientific visualization and multimedia, showing how we can use ideas from art and perception to create novel tools for a range of problems. Time permitting, I might also discuss some of my efforts to create a cross-disciplinary course on Visualization.

Refreshments will be served.

  • February 26 (thursday) – we’ll continue the discussion of perception and visual cognition. We’ll also take some time to talk about the design challenge – possibly to discuss some of the topics that you wish you knew more about (but won’t get to see until later in the semester).

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