Cinematic Scientific Visualization
AVL creates high-fidelity, high-resolution, data-driven scientific visualizations in 3D. The group specializes in visualization challenges that are based on extremely large, complex data.
These advanced scientific visualizations provide an important contemporary tool for discovery, enabling scientists to gain insight and understanding of phenomena that are simulated in large, complex computer models. Whether addressed to scientists, educators, policy-makers, or the public, AVL’s visually stunning artistic representations of scientific theory and fact increase their potential to educate and inspire.
Arts & Humanities
AVL and eDream coordinate transdomain connections that bring art, science, humanities, and engineering into a powerful synergy. We preempt any preconceived notion of what constitutes “art” by embracing a full range of possibilities—from high art to low art, from applied to fine art, from multimedia and entertainment to data visualization and education. Likewise we embrace a broad notion of technology, envisioning a breadth of technologies that are digitally-mediated, such as informatics, human computer interfaces, interactive installations, visualization displays, sensor-activated environments, communication devices, and networked virtual worlds.
Downloads & Streaming
AVL provides many of our visualizations for download or streaming, free for educational purposes. Some visualizations come with downloadable supplemental educational materials as well. All of these items can be found under the “Works” tab
AVL provides on-site tours and special demonstrations to visitors at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the University of Illinois campus. We display samples of our work on an ultra-high resolution 4K 3D visualization display at 30 frames per second.
AVL develops original software and augments off-the-shelf and open-source software for three-dimensional spatial and temporally evolving data-driven applications and movies. Specific software application descriptions and downloads can be found here. A description of the AVL visualization software pipeline can be found here.