Additional Facilities

The CANVAS (Collaborative Advanced Navigation Virtual Art Studio)

This electronic gallery at the Krannert Art Museum was a three-walled immersive space using circularly polarized passive stereo technology driven by a pc cluster.  Connected to the Internet with gigabit networking, this space was used by artists to develop stand-alone or collaborative art projects in real-time and to display curated exhibits, the first of which, CalculArt, ended in 2006. The second exhibit titled Imag(in)ing Nature ended in 2009. The most recent exhibit titled Astronomic! ended on January 9, 2011.

 


 

The Traveling CANVAS

A portable version of the CANVAS, this system can be rapidly deployed in large gallery spaces, conferences and symposia.

 


 

Large vertical wall displays – ImmersaDesks™

The ISL houses five 4’x6’ vertical immersive displays.  They support monocular and stereo vision, head, eye, and hand tracking, and incorporate surround sound speaker systems.  Two of the displays are portable and are appropriate resources for demonstrating technologies at symposia and workshops.

 


 

Horizontal display – Horizontal ImmersaDesk™

The 4’x6’ horizontal immersive environment is appropriate for “sand table” style applications.  Typically driven by a small pc cluster, monolithic deskside graphics supercomputers are also used in visualizations requiring large active memory accessed by several processors, such a the visible human dataset.  This system is designed for convenient shipping and quick-reinstallation.

 


 

Computing Resources:

 


 

Peripheral Devices

 


 

Collaborative Resources

 


 

Support Services

The ISL has a full-time secretary, three full-time systems/application programmers, a full-time electronics technician and access to a 2000 square foot in-house mechanical/electrical shop facility.   Housed in a 14,000 square foot facility, the ISL is able to add/modify simulator environments to suit the particular research needs of a project while maintaining extant facilities for ongoing research.