Entries by Jason Leigh

HI-Vision : Hawaiʻi Workshop on Establishing Trans-Pacific Visualization Research & Education Collaboration Networks

On Feb 6-7, 2017, HI-Vision (Hawaiʻi Workshop on Establishing Trans-Pacific Visualization Research & Education Collaboration Networks) was held at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This workshop was co-organized by Jason Leigh of the University of Hawaii, Fang Pang Lin of the National Center for High Performance […]

X-Men Director, Bryan Singer, Visits LAVA

January 2, 2017 Opening 2017 with a bang, Director of the X-Men series of movies, Bryan Singer, visited the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) at the invitation of the Academy for Creative Media System founding director, Chris Lee. During the visit, Mr. Singer had the opportunity to see LAVA’s  Innovator-class CyberCANOE- a tiled ultra-high […]

Highest Resolution Hybrid Reality Environment in the World unveiled!

Nov 27, 2016 The Destiny-class Cyber-enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment (CyberCANOE) is the highest resolution hybrid reality system in the world thanks to the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications, and the Academy for Creative Media System– which co-funded it with the National Science Foundation (awards 1530873 and 1456638). “Destiny” provides a cylindrical viewing environment similar […]

Director of Grease delivers lecture on 360 film making

October 5, 2016 Known for directing films such as Grease, The Blue Lagoon, Flight of the Navigator, and Honey I Blew Up the Kids, Randal Kleiser visits the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications to deliver an Academy for Creative Media Master Series lecture on 360 film production. The lecture was delivered as part of […]

LAVA demonstrates satellite visualization at AMOS 16

The 17th Annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference was held on Sept. 20-23, 2016 at the Wailea Marriott Resort and Spa with a record-breaking attendance of over 680 participants. Representing the  Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications, two undergraduate students Ryan Theriot, who is studying Computer Science, and Andrew Guagliardo who is studying Animation […]

Translating Oral Traditions Into A Modern, Immersive, Interactive Virtual Reality Experience

Three undergraduate students, Andrew Guagliardo (from Academy for Creative Media), Anna Sikkink, Derek Chan (from Computer Science), and Kawena Bautista (Shidler College of Business) were awarded $10,000 by the University of Hawaii’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to research how polynesian myths could be translated into virtual reality (VR) experiences. The students will be guided by […]

Data Visualization class taught between Hilo and Manoa via CyberCANOE

In the Spring 2016 semester, a new system –CyberCANOE– was installed at Imiloa Astronomy Center, the first of its kind in the Big Island. A brainchild of University of Hawai’i-Mānoa Faculty in Computer Science, Jason Leigh, the acronym CyberCANOE stands for Cyber Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment, a display technology that enables users […]

Governor David Ige Visits CyberCANOE

March 29, 2016 Governor David Ige and the first lady were treated to a 3D graphic display on the UH West Oʻahu CyberCANOE (Collaborative Analytics Navigation and Observation Environment) that is used to carry picture and sound between UH classrooms so students on different campuses may see each other and work together sharing rich media and […]

LAVA hosts Mid Pacific High School LiDAR Showcase of Historical Hawaiʻian Site

January 21, 2016 The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) worked with Mid Pacific High School to showcase their students’ LiDAR scans of Kaniakapupu ruins – the summer palace of King Kamehameha III. The centerpiece of the showcase was a life-sized stereoscopic 3D virtual reality walkthrough of the historical site using LAVA’s 20-foot, 2x4K resolution CyberCANOE […]