2002 LACASIS Events
Last updated March 27, 2002
The LACASIS February program was an on site demo on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 of the UCLA Visualization Portal. This new $2 million facility is an immersive virtual reality theater that supports researchers and faculty in their use of visualization, multimedia, high-performance computing, and networking technologies. It is currently the only academic facility of its kind in the West. The Portal has a 160x40-degree spherical screen that allows 3-D objects and virtual environments to be viewed with stereographics, localized and surround sound, tracking, and interactive object manipulation.
The topic for the 2002 LACASIS March meeting was: Weaving the tapestry of cultural heritage: Museums and the Online Archive of California.
It was held Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the
UCLA Faculty Center. Günter Waibel, Digital Media Developer at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, provided a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to merge collections data and accompanying multimedia surrogates from disparate local sources
into one union database.