Happy Birthday to me! In keeping with my family tradition, on my birthday I bestow gifts upon those who bring joy to my life. My gift to you is twofold. One, you get to skip this week’s question and so have two week’s to respond to next week’s question. The second part of the gift is that everyone gets a bonus of 100% for this week’s unanswered question.
Here is my post for next week’s question. Enjoy — make sure you understand all the embedded questions. We will discuss them in class.
What is an immersive environment?
Leonardo Online is a critical resource for new media studies. This week we will consider our question of the week based on a call for papers dealing with “data visualization as an immersive experience” from Leonardo Online. They write: “Consider a simple analogy; to swim in a pool is to understand three dimensionality, interaction, spatial relationships and a macro-micro view, as well as contextual and embodied interaction. Can we swim with data? How do we build, debate and discuss the future and shape of immersivity in its relation to data? Can the representation of data as an immersive environment be considered a creative accomplishment or support creativity in action or as spectacle? How does this change the way we collect and archive information? How does it relate to our ways of interacting with information in study and analysis? How can this enhance or fuse key aspects of image projection, virtual reality, augmented reality, new media and even locative media?”