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Imagination at Work... and Play!

From MoCap animation to virtual environments - we play, create and discover in the Labs!

Cartoon turtles swimming made by Eric Stykel

Current research at the MMAD Lab and Viz Lab

The Labs are hubs for multi-disciplinary research opportunities. Throughout the year, faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers utilize the labs to explore the integration of visualization technologies with data gathering and presentation. Current research projects focus on interactive installations and visulization of scientific research, particularly climate change. 
Along with faculty research, the Labs also facilitate the exploration of new technologies and techniques, including game and animation experimentation and chromakey video production. 

Ryuta Nakajima, Artist
3D modeling of the squid using data sets from MRI.

Dr. Shuichi Shigeno, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Dr. Mitsunaga Narushima, University of Tokyo

Artist Statement 

The quest of modernity has come to its final phase in the form of postmodernism.  Many of the past victorious attempts to define “individualism” and “self” seem to have found the wall of linguistic structure and categorization as governing principals of human consciousness. Postmodernism tends to recycle the façade of preexisting methods and theories, thereby creating fragmentation and dislocation.  Simultaneously, the presence of computer technology is rapidly reshaping our visual culture by offering the potential for more streamlined production and distribution possibilities. More..