Ribbon Cutting for UMBC's π² Immersive Hybrid Reality Lab
Friday, October 14, 2016 · 2 PM - 4 PM
You are cordially invited to a ribbon-cutting event we will be holding for UMBC's new π² Immersive Hybrid Reality Lab
π² will be one of the most advanced visualization facilities of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. UMBC sees it as enabling new research efforts on the visual exploration of data and knowledge discovery for biology, math, engineering, visual arts, and digital humanities as well as a tool to study and enhance the potential of the medium itself.
The instrument will feature a curved wall with a 50 million pixel resolution made from multi-column, thin-bezel, and stereo-capable LCD panels with a six degree-of-freedom tracking system. The system will integrate and leverage many important characteristics: immersion, hybrid reality, high resolution, large field of view, large space and size, body-centric human-computer interaction, and support for heterogeneous data fusion.
We hope you can join us on Friday, October 14th, from 2pm-4pm, in the 2nd floor of the ITE Building (room 229) to see this new instrument and to explore partnerships that this equipment can enable. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be an open house with only a few formal remarks. Speakers will include Freeman Hrabowski (President of UMBC), Karl Steiner (Vice President for Research at UMBC) and Jian Chen (the UMBC professor who was awarded an NSF grant to create the system).
Please RSVP here.