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Ice-Free Antarctica: Visualization (2012)

A 3-minute visualisation of the ice-free regions of Antarctica commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XXXV. These regions are home to the terrestrial biodiversity of the Antarctic continent, but cover only 0.41% of the continental territory – the rest is ice. Of the 50850km2...

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Jangurna Story: Indigenous Astronomy – Fulldome

A 4 minute preview of the 20 minute ‘Jangurna Story’ – a fulldome movie exploring indigenous stories of the night sky around the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. This story – concerning ‘Jangurna’ (The Emu) has been told by community elder Stella Tittums to the historian Mary Ann Jebb –...

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Syn[a]: Visualizing Biometric Data from a Musical Performance

In December 2011 the Syn[a] Group, in concert with AARnet and the TSO, ran a 5 day workshop at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music, where we visualised the biometric data of musical performers and transmitted this over high-bandwidth networks (AARNet) in stereoscopic 3D, creating an immersive augmented telepresence...

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Visualizing Pausiris @ MONA

Visualization of a 2000-year-old Egyptian Mummy – Peter Morse & Paul Bourke We first started working upon the idea of visualizing one of the Egyptian Mummies from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA, Tasmania) collection in 2007, when I was approached by the exhibition designer for MONA, Adrian...

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SCARI – Kinect – Unity3D – OSX- Skeleton Tracking

A couple of experiments as I figure out how to get SCARI working. Basically, this involved getting the brilliant Kinect Unity3D OpenNI wrapper demo by Amir working on my Mac Pro. It was very straight-forward, following his instructions (thanks Amir!) – just need OpenNI+NITE (simple-openni for OSX is here), along...

‘Frozen in Time’ Antarctic Fulldome

Frozen in Time: Mawson’s Huts, Antarctica. (2008) from Peter Morse on Vimeo. ‘Frozen in Time,’ was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Friday August 6th 2010. It was showing at the Melbourne Planetarium as part of a curated program of fulldome screenings. More details : http://www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au/films/view?film_id=109831 This is a...

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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...

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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...

Sea Surface Temperature & Height Anomalies Visualisation (2010)

[vimeo id=”10662251″ w=”600″ h=”340″]   Some experiments using Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Sea Surface Height Anomaly (SSHA) data to create visualisations of the global ocean. The emphasis is upon the Southern hemisphere, looking at ocean circulation around Antarctica. Created by Peter Morse and Ben Raymond (Australian Antarctic Division.) Images...