Feb 1, 2018 - Using/Producing Images as Data

Using/Producing Images as Data

FEBRUARY 1, 2018
3:30 pm | Markin Hall Atrium

Research Chair in Terrestrial Ecosystems Remote Sensing and LIDAR Chris Hopkinson will speak on how he uses remote sensing data in support of sustainable development of various ecosystems. New Media scholar Leanne Elias describes her work exploring experimental visualization of agricultural data in interactive 2D and physical environments. Both scholars produce and use visual data to support environmental sustainability. 

Chris Hopkinson | Professor of Geography in the Faculty of Arts & Science
Abstract: I will discuss the use of airborne laser ranging (or lidar) data and its use in creating high-resolution 3D images, which when compared through time present compelling visualizations of landscape change processes.

Leanne Elias | Associate Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Fine Arts
Abstract: the Data Physicalization Lab at the U of L asks questions about how art can bring meaning to data, with the goal of having an audience view or interact with information. We invite artists and designers to use data in unique ways that potentially lead to deeper questions and understanding. This innovative approach is less “let us tell you about this information” and more “how can you bring your own meaning and interpretation to this information?”

Presenting a Research Café | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Light refreshments | Toonie wine and beer service