Entries by Jason Leigh

LAVA and Academy for Creative Media Exhibit at Bishop Museum to Showcase Creative Digital Literacy and Culture in Hawaii

February 3 & 4, 2018 ICS students (Patrick Karjala, Anna Sikkink), Academy for Creative Media student (Kari Noe), and Learning Technology student (Dean Lodes) demonstrated Kilo Hoku Virtual Reality Voyaging Canoe Simulator at Bishop Museum’s Wayfinder’s Weekend event. The event was a collaboration between LAVA, Academy for Creative Media System, Booz Allen Hamilton, Barclays, PCATT, […]

LAVA director, Jason Leigh Delivers Keynote Speech at Electronic Imaging 2018

February 1, 2018 Professor Jason Leigh, director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) delivers the keynote talk at the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality conference at the Society for Imaging Science and Technology’s Electronic Imaging 2018 conference in San Francisco. The talk “Surfing the Wave of VR in my CyberCANOE” introduced audiences […]

LAVA’s CyberCANOE Club Provides Forum for Hawaiians to Collaborate and Share Best Practices Regarding Tiled Displays and SAGE2™

The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and one of the lead development teams for SAGE2™, hosted a CyberCANOE Club meeting on November 27. The CyberCANOE, which stands for Cyber-infrastructure enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment, are tiled display walls, and their installation and use has exploded across the islands.  […]

LAVA Erupts at the Mālama Honua Summit

In celebration of Hōkūleʻa’s Homecoming after voyaging around Island Earth, the Polynesian Voyaging Society invited local and global community members to gather for a three-day summit to discuss mālama honua stories of hope inspired by the Worldwide Voyage and develop sail plans for the future of Hawaiʻi and our planet. Academy for Creative Media students […]

LAVA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Star Wars

How would a visualization laboratory celebrate Star Wars? With the highest resolution Star Wars simulation in the world of course! Graduate EE student Noel Kawano and undergraduate ICS student Ryan Theriot developed a simulation of the epic space battle in Star Wars Rogue One, and a scene on the desert planet of Tatooine. The simulation […]

LAVA exhibits at the Cultural Animation Film Festival 2017

Academy for Creative Media students (Kari Noe, Andrew Guagliardo, Kurt Noe), ICS student (Anna Sikkink), and Learning Technology students (Patrick Karjala, Dean Lodes) demonstrated two virtual reality projects (Kilo Hoku and How Maui Snared the Sun) at the 2017 Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art Kilo Hoku is a project to explore the possibility of teaching future generations […]

LAVA’s Kari Noe Demonstrates Virtual Reality at Math Day in Molokaʻi

Molokaʻi Math Day took place on April 8, 2017 in conjunction with the Hoʻomau festival at Lanikeha, Hoolehua on Molokaʻi. Molokaʻi Math Day was initiated in 2011 by the department of Mathematics and has become a yearly event since then. On April 8th, two UH faculty, two post-doctoral researchers, three graduate students and seven undergraduate […]

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 […]