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A Few Advanced Audiovisual Facilities at Sandia National Laboratories
Designed and deployed by David S. Logsted
Note: These examples represent some of David’s work at Sandia National Laboratories
Note: Images of Sandia facilities within the links above have been reviewed and approved by Sandia for unlimited release. Approval/SAND numbers available upon request.
JCEL is an acronym for Joint Computational Engineering Laboratory. The ~$30M facility was built in 2003, among other reasons, for the purpose of colocating engineers and scientists of similar disciplines to achieve engineering efficiency.
MESA is an acronym for Microsystems and Engineering Science Applications. The $516M MESA Project was the largest infrastructure investment in Sandia’s history. This complex enables Sandia National Labs to execute its enduring mission of assuring safety, security, and reliability of nuclear weapons and to fulfill a prominent role in the nation’s science and engineering enterprise for national security.
WIF stands for Weapons Integration Facility
VIEWS stands for Visual Interactive Environment for Weapons Simulation. Corridor is a term adopted by Sandia in the late 1990s to represent a pathway through which large volumes of data are funnelled from computation (large-scale compute clusters) to the eye/mind of the scientist and engineer. Thus a “VIEWS Corridor” is meant to describe a viewing environment wherein scientists and engineers may interract with their computational data in a very seemless, fluent way. The term was originally meant to be applied to all scientific visualization facilities, but it was only applied to the First VIEWS Corridor (2000) and the MESA WIF VIEWS Corridor (2008). The JCEL Vislab and the MESA Microlab facilities do not have the “VIEWS Corridor” moniker, although they are visualization facilities.
A Few Other Projects:
UNLV Geographic Information Systems (GIS) CoreLab
This is the first of two visualization facility projects by Compass AudioVisual, LLC for UNLV in Las Vegas, NV. The GIS CoreLab was completed in Spring 2012; the second & larger project, a visualization facility for the NSCEE Supercomputing System, is in process as of fall 2012.
(x)tree Project at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2012
The words of the artist herself (Agnes Chavez), from her website, describe the the (x)tree project:
Agnes Chavez, a featured artist at the ISEA 2012 show, approached me early in 2012 for assistance with the design and implementation of the projection system for her artwork. It was a pleasure working with her in preparation for the Sept-Dec 2012 show, to help bring her artistic vision to reality at the Albuquerque Museum. The result is a 2×1 array of images, comprised of two 20ft wide by 12ft tall images, projected onto two walls, forming the corner of the exhibit space. A video showing the (x)tree exhibit is available at Agnes’ website: http://www.agneschavez.com/xtreeproject
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