Category: Antarctica

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Visualizing GVDem2008

Some months ago I attended a workshop held by the CEAMARC group of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML), held at the Australian Antarctic Division. It provided me with a fascinating overview of the extensive activities of both CAML and CEAMARC, and opened the doors to an amazing array...

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

I created a series of stereoscopic (3d) fully immersive cylindrical panoramas at Cape Denison, Antarctica – in and around Mawson’s Huts in 2008. The AVIE (Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment) was developed by the iCinema Centre at the University of New South Wales . It is a panoramic 360º stereoscopic immersive environment....

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Heritage Visualisation on iPhone

Mawson’s Huts Interactive Guide on iPhone An experimental iPhone app for heritage visualisation. Prototype implementation in conjunction with Paul Bourke. It consists of a 3D model of Mawson’s Hut (Antarctica) populated with 6 high resolution full spherical panoramic images from key positions on the exterior and interior of the hut. A...

Antarctic Clouds (2010)

HD Timelapse cloud sequences from Cape Denison, Antarctica. We often forget to look above ourselves towards the sky. This is a movie about doing that – in Antarctica – at one of the most remote places upon the Earth: Cape Denison. I hope you enjoy it – an evening spent...

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MHF 2009-10 Video Blogs

During the 2009-10 Expedition I shot a series of vlogs capturing some of the main events of the season – admixed with some light polar humour. The vlog was commissioned and sponsored by Telstra International and is available on their website as well as via the MHF vimeo channel. A...

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Force 11

More indoor fun and weather surprises today. We were given 1hrs notice of impending pickup, resulting in the (now) usual mad rush to pack everything in preparation to rapidly leave – but again the weather closed in. I am very glad not to be flying off in a helicopter in...

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Q&A – Peter Morse, computer visualisation

      Dr. Peter Morse speaks to Pauline Askin about his role as visualisation specialist on the Mawson’s Huts Foundation Expedition 2009/10. Peter runs a visualisation consultancy in Hobart, Tasmania – working upon visualisations of scientific data, museum applications, fulldome and stereoscopic content for a range of national and...

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Fulldome & Virtual Cameras in Mawson’s Huts

People often find screen resolution difficult to understand. I recall my former life as a university lecturer seeing the blank stares of arts students as they tried to grapple with something vaguely mathematical in nature – so hopefully I can explain it a bit better these days! Simply put, we think...

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Frank Hurley’s Darkroom and Interesting Poisons in Early C20th Photography

Here is an example of a Paget Screen (the underpinning colour grid that enabled the reproduction of colour in the Paget Process): Here we see typically soft-focus gentle colour produced in this Paget Process portrait of some of the AAE members whilst en route at Macquarie Island (can any of...