Fall 2014

Congratulations to Paul and Ronak! Paul Murray is awarded an NSF Travel Grant to ACM SIGSPATIAL; Ronak Etemadpour is awarded an NSF Travel Grant to IEEE BigData.

Angus Forbes has a book chapter accepted to the forthcoming Cambridge University Press volume Deepening Teaching for Computational Creativity, edited by Michael Filimowicz.

The Creative Coding Research Group has two papers accepted to IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015, one to the Human Vision and Electronic Imaging conference, and the other to Visualization and Data Analysis. The papers will be presented in early Februrary 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Tuan Dang has been named to the Organizing Committee for BioVis’15, serving as the Website Co-Chair.

Paul Murray will present a demonstration of StretchPlot at the MapInteract workshop as part of ACM SIGPATIAL in Dallas, Texas on November 4th.

Angus Forbes is a Co-PI on Jane M. Carrington’s NIH R01 grant, Enhancing Nurse Decision-Making via Augmented Communication Tools. His research contribution to this three year grant will focus on the design and implementation of interactive visualization tools that enable nurses to reason and communicate more effectively about patient data in clinical settings.

A paper by Ronak Etemadpour, Paul Murray, and Angus Forbes is accepted to IEEE BigData. The paper evaluates the use of density-based motion for visualizing multidimensional datasets. It will be presented in Washington, D.C. in late October.

Angus Forbes is appointed to the Leonardo Editorial Board as an Editorial Advisor.

Javier Villegas and Angus Forbes’s paper discussing new approaches to video processing is accepted to ACM Multimedia. The paper will be presented in Orlando, Florida in early November.

Paul Murray’s technique for exploring geotemporal trajectories is accepted as a poster at IEEE VIS 2014, to be presented in Paris, France in November.

Welcome Tuan! Tuan Dang joins the Creative Coding Research Group as a post-doctoral researcher to work primarily on interactive visualizations of signaling pathways. Tuan is interested in developing visual analytics toos to enable users to derive insight from massive, dynamic, and ambiguous datasets.

CS 488, Computer Graphics 1, is being taught by Angus Forbes on Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm in Stevenson Hall, Room 320. Kyle Almryde is the teaching assistant for the course.

Summer 2014

The Creative Coding Lab is relocating to University of Illinois at Chicago! Angus Forbes will be joining the faculty at UIC in Fall 2014 and will be affiliated with the Electronic Visualization Lab. CCL graduate students Kyle Almryde and Paul Murray will be starting the PhD program in Computer Science at UIC as well. Kelland Thomas will continue to teaching courses in Creative Coding and Computing and the Arts at University of Arizona.

The Electronic Visualization Laboratory has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher in information visualization to begin in Fall 2014. Read the job posting for more details about the position. (This position has been filled, please check back soon for future opportunities.)

Angus Forbes is a Co-PI on Mihai Surdeanu’s DARPA Big Mechanism grant, Reading and Assembling Contextual and Holistic Big Mechanisms. His research contribution to this three-and-a-half year grant will focus on the interactive visualization of hierarchical networks for systems biology.

Researchers from the Creative Coding Lab have a paper accepted to the 2014 joint International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) and Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC). The submission, Translation as technique: Collaboratively creating an electro-acoustic composition for saxophone and live video projection, by Christopher Jette, Kelland Thomas, Javier Villegas, and Angus Forbes, will be presented in September in Athens, Greece.

Kelland Thomas receives a $10,000 equipment grant from the University of Arizona to purchase new technologies for the Creative Coding Lab and SISTA Computing and the Arts courses.

Javier Villegas will be his displaying interactive work, Herbaceous, at the 516 Gallery as part of the Digital Latin America Exhibition in Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 7th through August 30th.

ISTA 497A, Multimedia Programming with Max/MSP, is being taught by Christopher Jette in the Summer 2 session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 1pm to 4pm.

ISTA 303, Introduction to Creative Coding, is being taught by Kelland Thomas on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 1:45pm during the Summer 1 session.

ISTA 301, Computing and the Arts, is being taught by Kelland Thomas on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 1:45pm during the Summer 2 session.

Spring 2014

Congratulations Paul and Kyle! Paul Murray and Kyle Almryde are both accepted as PhD students in the School of Information for Fall 2014.

Angus Forbes is co-chair for the IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program. The theme for this year’s Arts Program is Art+Interpretation. For more information about how to submit an artwork or paper, go to http://visap2014.sista.arizona.edu.

Kyle Almryde is creating a visualization of the neural response rates of visual centers within the human brain for the Interactive Expo of Excellence during the 2014 UA Campaign Kick-off. The visualization will illustrate research by Dr. Paige Scalf of the Visual Cognition Lab.

Javier Villegas is presenting his work to the Interactive Games and Media department at the Rochester Institute of Technology on April 11th.

Congratulations Shloka! Sholka Desai has been accepted to a summer internship at Google, where she will work with a team focused on creating visualization projects.

Javier Villegas and Angus Forbes have a series of projects, Abstract Mobile Mirrors, accepted to Currents 2014 to be presented at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A paper co-authored by Angus Forbes and Shloka Desai, in collaboration with researchers from UC Santa Barbara, Visual Analysis of Targeted Audiences, is accepted as a paper at the International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP), to be presented in May.

Interactive Non-Photorealistic Video Synthesis for Artistic User Experience on Mobile Devices, by Javier Villegas and Angus Forbes, awarded Best Paper at the International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM). Javier presented the paper in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 30th.

Kyle Almryde, Javier Villegas, and Angus Forbes have a paper accepted to IS&T/SPIE Stereographic Displays and Applications XXV, to be presented in San Francisco during the International Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology in early February. The paper presents the 3D+Time Brain View, an application to visualize brain activity clusters that change in response to linguistic stimuli. The work is a collaboration between Dr. Elena Plante’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Lab and the Creative Coding Lab.

Angus Forbes is the posters & demos chair for Expressive 2014, co-located with SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, Canada. Expressive is the joint symposium on Computational Aesthetics (CAe), Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBM), and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR), and will take place August 8th through August 10th.

Weekly meetings for the Creative Coding Lab are being held on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in GS 813.

ISTA 416/516, Human-Computer Interactions: Designing Pragmatic Experiences, is being taught by Angus Forbes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-3:15pm.

ISTA 303, Introduction to Creative Coding, is being taught by Kelland Thomas on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:45pm.

ISTA 301, Computing and the Arts, is being taught by Kelland Thomas on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:15pm.

Fall 2013

The School of Information is now accepting applications for the graduate program in Information. Students interested in research within the Creative Coding Lab can apply at either the Masters or the PhD level. Applications are due January 31st, 2014. Contact Dr. Angus Forbes for more information.

An article in the Institute of the Environment’s online magazine, Proximities, featuring work by Angus Forbes, discusses the use of art and visualization techniques to represent complex environmental issues.

Ronak Etemadpour has two papers accepted to IVAPP 2014, the International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications in Lisbon, Portugal in January 2014.

Christopher Jette, Kelland Thomas, Angus Forbes, and Javier Villegas present Sound-Worlds at Exploded View Microcinema on November 15th at 8:00pm.

Christopher Jette and Kelland Thomas present v->t->d at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry’s “Show and Tell” at the Playground in Tucson on November 13th at 5:30pm.

Ronak Etemadpour discusses Human Perception in Using Projection Methods for Multidimensional Data Visualization at the Interdisciplinary Computational Intelligence Seminar on November 8th in GS 906 at 1:30pm.

Angus Forbes gives a talk, titled An Overview of Current Topics and Themes in Visualization, at the Interdisciplinary Computational Intelligence Seminar on October 25th in GS 906 at 1:30pm.

Javier Villegas presents a talk, Interactive Abstract Mirrors on Mobile Devices, at the Mobile Matters Symposium on October 21st.

Welcome Ronak! Ronak Etemadpour joins the Creative Coding Lab as a post-doctoral researcher. Ronak‘s research interests include information visualization, perception, and human-computer interaction.

Angus Forbes is a Co-PI on Eric Lyons’s USDA AFRI grant, iAnimal: Cyberinfrastructure Enabling Animal Breeding, Genetics, And Genomics, to develop novel visualization methods for comparative genomics.

Angus Forbes’ collaboration with Mihai Surdeanu and Peter Jansen (SISTA NLP) and Jane Carrington (UA Department of Nursing), the paper titled Transmitting narrative: An interactive shift-summarization tool for improving nurse communication, is accepted in the IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics.

Javier Villegas gives a talk, titled An Analysis-Synthesis Approach to the Creative Processing of Video Signals, at the Interdisciplinary Computational Intelligence Seminar on September 6th.

Turbulent World, an interactive piece by Angus Forbes, is featured in the “Brave New World” show curated by OFF Space. The show is held at the Spare Change Artists Space in San Francisco and opens on September 19th.

The Creative Coding Lab has two research papers accepted in the 2013 Re-new digtal arts festival proceedings in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Angus Forbes’ collaboration with the data scientist Tony Fast (Georgia Tech), entitled The Natural Materials Browser, is accepted as a poster into IEEE VIS 2013.

Fluid Automata Performer 1.1 is released for iOS devices. It adds a host of features to original version of Fluid Automata and enables its use in performance situations.

Weekly meetings for the Creative Coding Lab are being held on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm in GS 821.

Angus Forbes is offering independent studies for Fall 2013 in Interactive Data Visualization, allowing students to explore current and seminal topics in information visualization and scientific visualization.

ISTA 352, Images: Past, Present, Future, is being co-taught by Professors Kobus Barnard and Angus Forbes.

ISTA 301, Computing and the Arts, an introduction to historical and current practices of media arts, is being taught by Kelland Thomas.

Angus Forbes is co-chair for the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program. The theme for this year‘s Arts Program is Art+Experiment. For more information about how to submit an artwork or paper, go to http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu.

Spring 2013

The Creative Coding Lab has two submissions accepted to the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging, co-located with ACM SIGGRAPH in Anaheim, California.

Welcome Javier! Javier Villegas joins the Creative Coding Lab as a post-doctoral researcher. Javier’s research explores the narrative and creative possibilities of analysis and synthesis techniques in video signals. Javier received his PhD at UC Santa Barbara under the direction of the artist George Legrady.

Mingyui Kevin Chau receives a graduate fellowship from the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry to explore the pedagogical visualization of contemproary classical music.

Angus Forbes presents a talk, Expanding the Creative Possibilities of Mobile Devices, at the Mobile Matters Symposium on March 29th.

Christopher Jette’s piece Ordered Table for toy piano and electronics was premiered by Keith Kirchoff at Third Life Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts on April 27th.

Christopher Jette’s piece FeedbackTree for trombone quartet was premiered by Guidonian Hand as part of the Contagious Sounds Series at the Gershwin Hotel in New York City on March 26th.

Angus Forbes gives a presentation on Creative Sensing, April 11th at Mobility 20x20, a PechaKucha organized by Beth Weinstein.

Angus Forbes presents a talk, titled Dynamic Visualization: Explorations of Motion and Representation, at the UA Computer Science Research Colloquium on April 23rd at 11am in GS 906.

Multiple Water, an interactive art piece by Angus Forbes installed on a multitouch table, is shown at Form, Content, & Computation, an exhibition of multimedia computational art created by students and faculty at the University of Arizona. The mutli-touch table was built by Matt DePorter, and undergraduate ISTA 401 students Andrew Fortner and Nathan Fitzgibbon helped in the installation.

Welcome Christopher! Christopher Jette joins the Creative Coding Lab as a post-doctoral researcher. Christopher’s compositions and research address the intersection of technology and human interaction in creative and performative arenas.

ISTA 401, Multimedia Installations, is being offered to upper-level undergraduates.