Incredible Data Visualization of the Allosphere

October 07 2009 / by Jeff Hilford
Category: Technology   Year: 2009   Rating: 3

Check out this stunning video of inventor JoAnn Kuchera-Morinis demonstrating the Allosphere at the last TED conference.   The Allosphere is a 3 story high chamber that allows researchers to stand in the middle of incredible visual and sonic representations of their data.  Complex algorithms are powered by a super-computer to bring data to life in breakthrough fashion.


One can imagine many uses for this technology and it is a good example of one way the scientific discovery process will accelerate in the near future.

Comment Thread (2 Responses)

  1. Reminds me of some 3d graphs of Sims data that Will Wright presented at an Accelerating Change conference in 04 or 05—except that in this case your standing in the middle of the data. Great example of a human intelligence amplifier.

    Posted by: memebox   November 11, 2009
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  2. I’ve worked in 3-D visualization rooms in the past—but they were on a more macro level. This is impressive! My first thoughts are what they could do for medical science. For example, we know that various stages of inflammation are early stage warning signs for almost every disease ranging from arthritis to many forms of cancer and even to Alzheimer’s. Imagine if we could visualize map precise sequences leading up to and resulting in inflammation….just for starters

    Posted by: JFC   January 12, 2011
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