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Many institutes dedicated to applying advanced computing to a range of fields and issues share a single building on the University of Illinois campus, and the close quarters aid their collaboration and cross-pollination.
Release date: 2012-11-14
AVL and eDream work with Krannert Center for "Tao of Bach"
Members of the Advanced Visualization Lab and eDream collaborated with Krannert Center, Tai Ji master Chungliang Al Huang, and a quartet of musicians for Sept. 13 performance that will bring together visualization technology, dance, and music.
Release date: 2012-09-05
Cyprus Institute, Illinois offer fellowships for graduate and post-doc research
Release date: 2012-08-15
NCSA's Alan Craig joins XSEDE as humanities, arts, social sciences specialist
Release date: 2012-08-08
Illinois-Cyprus collaboration spans computing, cultural heritage, and more
For several years, the University of Illinois and the Cyprus Institute have been partners in an effort to establish a supercomputing center, and other expanded digital research capabilities, in the Eastern Mediterranean. Many of the diverse research activities encompassed by this collaboration are now bearing fruit for both partners.
Release date: 2012-04-26
NCSA is helping humanities and social science scholars analyze troves of data about worlds both real and virtual, shedding light on human behavior.
Release date: 2012-03-29
Different strokes for different folks
Simulations using NCSA's Abe help psychologists better understand how human beings carve out cultural niches.
Release date: 2012-01-10
Visualizations help show impact of 'The Great Flood'
Guitarist Bill Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison will premiere "The Great Flood," a multimedia work inspired by the 1927 Mississippi River floods, on Sept. 10 at ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) contributed data-driven visualizations of the Mississippi River Valley showing the extent of the destructive flood.
Release date: 2011-09-07
Illinois scientific visualization team helps show impact of 'The Great Flood' for premiere at ELLNORA
Release date: 2011-09-06
IU, University of Illinois launch HathiTrust Research Center for computational access to archives
Release date: 2011-04-19
April workshop to focus on imaging, image analyses
Release date: 2011-02-03
I-CHASS earns EAGER grant for Fab Lab demo in Alaska
Release date: 2010-09-23
New technology for old text
Computing time from I-CHASS and NCSA helps scholars improve digitization of 18th century text.
Release date: 2010-09-21
eDream's Festividad Digital
As part of Krannert Center's Opening Night Party, eDream is throwing a Festividad Digital in the Studio Theater from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10. See a waterfall of projected light that responds with sound as you move across its surface; 3D images of Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica; a virtual tour of Buenos Aires where you will splash digital murals on barrio walls; a taste of Deke Weaver's upcoming performance, Elephant; and a 3D sculpture on which you scrawl digital graffiti while triggering Latin percussion.
Release date: 2010-09-09
I-CHASS supports project analyzing universities in the news
Release date: 2010-09-09
NSF awards grant to support spring 2011 imaging workshop
Release date: 2010-09-03
I-CHASS' Franklin named to Science Advisory Board
Release date: 2010-08-04
Donna Cox participating in SIGGRAPH panel on Grand Challenges in Education
Release date: 2010-07-27
Cox participates in summit on broadening impacts
Release date: 2010-06-24
Craig, Leetaru receive third web tool patent
Release date: 2010-06-22
eDream helped kick off Science Olympiad with video
Release date: 2010-06-07
I-CHASS receives grant for augmented reality project
Release date: 2010-05-05
Summit explores collaboration across the Americas
Release date: 2010-04-30
Cox leads examination of new arts media
NCSA will be one of multiple hub sites for the HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference, April 15-17. At last year's HASTAC Conference, eDream Director Donna Cox led a panel discussion on new arts media and the ubiquitous arts, featuring Anne Balsamo, Mikel Rouse, and Thecla Shiphorst.
Release date: 2010-03-02
NCSA aids Gravity Radio production
NCSA's Jeff Carpenter produced a video collage that will be part of the performance of Gravity Radio at Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30). This song cycle for string quartet, singers, guitarist, bass, drums, and keyboard (and featuring reports from the Associated Press newswire) is the latest collaboration between NCSA and Mikel Rouse.
Release date: 2010-01-28
National Science Foundation awards $1.95 million to GroupScope project
Release date: 2010-01-07
HPCwire names Kevin Franklin one to watch in 2010
Release date: 2010-01-05
eDream creates tribute to creation of land grant universities
Release date: 2009-12-16
Grant supports computational analysis of manuscripts, maps and quilts
Release date: 2009-12-09
Mahomet Aquifer dance to be performed Oct. 10-18
Release date: 2009-10-05
NSF supports project to analyze medieval manuscripts
Release date: 2009-09-16
Animations on display at guitar festival
Release date: 2009-09-09
NCSA staffer to lead Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
Release date: 2009-07-22
Cyber Connoisseurship: Tools to Aid Understanding of the Medieval French Book Trade
Anne Hedeman, an Illinois professor of art history and medieval studies, worked with image analysis experts at NCSA to gain insights into the Medieval French book trade through close analysis of a collection of manuscripts.
Release date: 2009-07-10
NCSA, I-CHASS provide 1 million hours of supercomputing time to projects in the humanities, arts, social sciences
Release date: 2009-06-25
Illinois' edream Institute kickoff event
Illinois' new digital arts and media institute, edream, launched this spring. Led by NCSA's Donna Cox, it will give students a unique competitive edge in the growing creative industries that are driven by the digital arts.
Release date: 2009-06-17
Donna Cox on scientific visualization and Illinois' new edream Institute
Donna Cox, director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, discusses the importance of visualizing scientific databoth for researchers and for the general public. She also talks about Illinois' new edream Institute, which will give Illinois students a unique competitive edge in the growing creative industries that are driven by the digital arts.
Release date: 2009-06-04
Realizing the dream
The University of Illinois launched a new institute that will combine arts and technology. Called edream, the institute will be headed by Donna Cox, who leads NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory. Access' Barbara Jewett sat down with her and Kelly Searsmith, the institute's assistant director for planning and development, to learn more about the institute and digital arts media.
Release date: 2009-04-15
Release date: 2009-04-15
HASTAC conference to be held at Illinois April 19-21
Release date: 2009-02-18
Combining high tech with the ancient world
Illinois religion professor Wayne Pitard describes the Inscriptifact project, which allows users to access high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds. As an NCSA Faculty Fellow, Pitard collaborated with staff from the Illinois Institute for Computing in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science (I-CHASS).
Release date: 2009-02-03
Understanding social networks
Library and information science researcher Caroline Haythornthwaite analyzes communal conversation, such as email, listservs, chat, and blogs. In collaboration with NCSA, Haythornthwaite is developing an environment to help researchers find meaningful patterns and networks in this enormous volume of text.
Release date: 2009-01-06
Supercomputing resources available to Illinois humanities, arts, and social science researchers
Release date: 2008-12-12
Modeling the mind
Using an NCSA cluster, behavioral scientists demonstrate the value of a novel genetic algorithm approach to fitting their cognitive models to human data.
Release date: 2008-12-02
I-CHASS earns NEH grant for cartography project
Release date: 2008-10-07
Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science earns $250,000 NEH grant
Release date: 2008-09-05
NCSA helps develop online tool to put early childhood programs on the map
Release date: 2008-04-01
Audio + Visual
So you thought the visualizers on iTunes were entertaining? How about a live musical performance where digital artwork goes well beyond oscilloscopes and actually creates music in a real-time collaborative, interactive virtual world.
Release date: 2007-11-08
Providing political insight
NCSA research scientist Wendy K. Tam Cho is tackling a 'computationally intractable problem' by developing a framework to analyze the 'astronomical number' of redistricting options.
Release date: 2007-10-02
Audio + Visual
So you thought the visualizers on iTunes were entertaining? Check out a live musical performance where digital artwork goes well beyond oscilloscopes and actually creates music in a real-time collaborative, interactive virtual world.
Release date: 2007-09-18
War through the pages
NCSA aids a collaborative effort to preserve and digitize Spanish Civil War history.
Release date: 2007-08-24
Using NCSA resources, Illinois researchers gain better understanding of entrepreneurs
Release date: 2007-08-06
NCSA, Library Science receive $1.2 million Mellon Foundation grant; project aims to transform humanities research
Release date: 2007-05-31
Release date: 2007-05-10
NCSA aids collaborative effort to preserve, digitize Spanish Civil War history
Release date: 2007-04-09
America's 16th president goes high-tech with NCSA's help
Using pen and ink to put thoughts on paper by the light of a candle, Abraham Lincoln surely never envisioned a world where news traveled around the globe via CNN's satellites or instant messages over the World Wide Web. But today Lincoln scholars worldwide have access to a life's worth of writings by America's 16th president, thanks to the state of Illinois and NCSA.
Release date: 2006-09-05
Nature publication by NCSA users shows effectiveness of pandemic mitigation strategies
A team led by Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London, uses NCSA resources to build computer models of the spread of an influenza epidemic in human populations to estimate the effectiveness of different strategies to limit the spread of the disease. The team's results were published in April 2006 in Nature.
Release date: 2006-06-19
Homing in on suspicious insurance claims with D2K
Through his faculty fellowship at NCSA, UIUC professor of finance Stephen D'Arcy has been exploring the use of data mining techniques to allow insurers to identify situations when further investigation of a false claim is likely to lead to a positive outcome.
Release date: 2006-05-02