IMAGining Arts, Humanities, and Technology Futures
Data derived from near-infrared imaging (NIRI) was used in 2004 to create this visualization of the effect of globalization over time (below).
The visualization was created as part of a project for "Silicon, Carbon, Culture: Combining Codes Through the Arts, Humanities, and Technology" (SCC), a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joint initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Fine and Applied Arts--with support from the Madden Initiative in Technology, Arts, and Culture; the Office of the Provost; the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; and the Office of the Chancellor.
Donna Cox, who was then associate director of NCSA's Experimental Technologies Group, headed the SCC project called "The Cultures of Silicon and Carbon in the Global Age: New Knowledges, Cyber-Globalization and a Reorientation of Perspectives."
original NCSA press release