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  The Bohemian Bookshelf Alice Thudt, Uta Hinrichs & Sheelagh Carpendale    

The Bohemian Bookshelf is an information visualization that was designed to facilitate open- ended exploration of digital library collections and serendipitous book discoveries. This project is a collaboration between Alice Thudt, Uta Hinrichs and Sheelagh Carpendale from the InnoVis Group of the University of Calgary. Serendipity, a trigger of exciting yet unexpected discoveries, is an important factor in information seeking. We suggest that serendipity can be facilitated through visualization. To explore this, we introduce the Bohemian Bookshelf, which aims to support serendipitous discoveries in the context of digital book collections. The Bohemian Bookshelf consists of five interlinked visualizations each offering a unique overview of the collection. More...

 Visits Alice Thudt, Dominikus Baur & Sheelagh Carpendale    

When traveling, the most important things we're collecting are memories. But most of us by now also carry around capable gadgets - GPS-enabled cameras, smartphones - that can be used to automatically collect location histories. Unfortunately, the raw from of these data doesn't have much to do with the way we as people remember trips. Visualizations can help making sense of location histories. For visits, we have created a new type of visualization that puts time and locations on equal footing: map-timelines, a combination of maps with a timeline. More...

 The Giant Walkthrough Brain Tatiana Karaman, Christian Jacob, Douglas Yuen & Dylan Dobbyn 

In 1972 neurosurgeon Joseph Bogen had a grand idea of building a real-life 60-storey giant walkthrough brain museum. For many practical reasons, the spectacular building was never constructed. However, the idea was so interesting to Jay Ingram of Daily Planet (formerly) that he and his band went on to collaborate with the LINDSAY Virtual Human team to create a unique 75 minute presentation that combined science, art, musical performance and education. The visual aspect showed a virtual tour through a giant human brain built like a museum with staircases, walkways and informative stops. An on-stage tour guide travels through the brain at the pace that matches the main speaker, Jay, and his band as they educate the audience with stories and musical numbers. More...

 ZQ Marjan Eggermont

ZQ is an educational magazine about computational media design. The magazine was started by Marjan Eggermont and Laurel Johannesson in 2010 both to learn more about and to become a forum for this relatively new field. The focus is on the exploration of the intersections of art, design and computer science to encourage new ways of seeing, thinking and creating in order to empower and inspire inventive, innovative and creative research, artistic and design practices.