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      Beneath the Waves and Beyond the Screen: Visualising Subsea Survey Data in Three Dimensions

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      7 & 9 July 2015

      Data visualisation, 3D computer graphics, Tangible data, Creative practice, Visual perception

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          High-resolution subsea survey data offers a new ability to explore difficult or hazardous environments, and using multi-beam sonar, provides three-dimensional bathymetric data for visualisation. However, this data represents three-dimensional structures and locations that exist in physical space, and yet we commonly limit ourselves to viewing them in a static and two-dimensional screen-based format. Are we getting the most out of this data? Are computers, the very devices that have enabled us to “see” these objects, limiting our ability to interact with and interrogate the rich data being gathered? The author has conducted a series of workshops focused on evaluating the ‘data lifecycle’, in an attempt to improve our understanding of the communicative value of different visualisation techniques. By exploring methods of visualising subsea survey data in new, interesting, and challenging ways we can improve our understanding of the underlying data, challenge our preconceived ideas on what it might be telling us, and encourage interactivity in ways that simply wasn’t possible before.

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                Author and article information

                July 2015
                July 2015
                : 192-199
                Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

                University of Dundee

                Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT, UK
                © Dylan Gauld. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2015, UK

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)
                London, UK
                7 & 9 July 2015
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/


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