Fall Open House:
- A “best of” collection from previous exhibits. Click here to view the informational poster.
- Professor David Bernstein presented "Visualization in Transportation Modeling" on September 16. Computational models for transportation systems use a variety of visualization tools. This colloquium considered the visual methods used to collect and analyze data, develop and analyze models, develop and compare algorithms, understand model outputs, and educate/influence the public. Click here to view the informational poster.
Environmental Design: The South River, Science, and the Public
- The South River Science Team is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, including several from JMU, who are working to understand historic mercury pollution in the South River in the Shenandoah Valley. In 2005, JMU design faculty and students were invited to create a public exhibit presenting this work to the public. That exhibit was recreated in IVS. Click here to view the informational poster.
Stewardship of the Natural World Interdisciplinary Public Lecture: "Regenerative Design in the Public Realm"
- Michael Singer (http://www.michaelsinger.com/), internationally recognized artist and designer, will presented the inaugural Stewardship of the Natural World Interdisciplinary Public Lecture: "Regenerative Design in the Public Realm" in Memorial Hall Auditorium, October 14 at 4:30 PM. Mr. Singer addressed resolving the often conflicting values of environmentally responsible spaces and traditional concepts of environmental beauty. He discussed his innovative, aesthetically pleasing designs of buildings and landscapes, which include places from recycling centers and flood walls to public parks. Click here to view the informational poster.
- On October 21, JMU Professor Helmut Kraenzle (Geographic Science) presented Visualizing Worldwide Container Movement Using a GIS Simulation.With millions of shipping containers traveling toward US ports annually, ensuring the safety of the country is a high priority. The Geographic Information System for Simulating Container
Movement (GISSCM) is a simulation program that
tracks the movement of containers traveling toward
the US via ship. Once entering the port, the
GISSCM continues tracking each container as it
travels via train or truck to its destination. The
location and movement is simulated using a
computer program. Click here to view the informational poster.
Rethinnking Our Environment
- This fall, two courses, Environmental Design and Environmental Rhetoric took place at the Institute for Visual Studies.Using sustainable design practices, one class designed landscapes for specific sites throughout campus. Students in the other course created public education campaigns intended to help us re-imagine our relationship to the environment. The final review of these projects took place in the IVS gallery during the opening on November 18 from 11am-1pm, and internationally renowned artist and designer Michael Singer lead the discussion as guest critic. “Re-Thinking Our Environment” was on view at IVS until Friday, December 18th.
- On November 18, Bob Kolvoord presented "Mapping a Difference in the GoogleSpatial World." Spatial thinking and visualization is a central facet to everyday life and critical in problem-solving on all scales, from finding your way to work to global climate change. Yet nowhere does it appear in any organized curriculum. We'll discuss efforts to bring digital maps and map analysis to the fore to help make students at all levels better spatial thinkers in the GoogleSpatial world.