ActiveSpaces on the Grid: The Construction of Advanced Visualization and Interaction Environments
The Futures Lab group at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are designing, building, and evaluating a new type of interactive computing environment that couples in a deep way the concepts of direct manipulation found in virtual reality with the richness and variety of interactive devices found in ubiquitous computing. This environment provides the interactivity and collaboration support of teleimmersive environments with the flexibility and availability of desktop collaboration tools. We call these environments ActiveSpaces. An ActiveSpace is a physical domain that has been augmented with multiscale multi-screen displays, environment-specific and device-specific sensors, body and object trackers, human-input and instrument-input interfaces, streaming audio and video capture devices, and force feedback devices—and has then been connected to other such spaces via the Grid.
KeywordsVirtual Reality Video Stream Argonne National Laboratory Scientific Visualization Tiled Display
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