A talk at the 2022 Interstellar Institue on why 2D <--> 3D transformations, and paying attention to the dimensionality of data and display modes for it is so important in understanding the nature of the local interstellar medium. Plus, a sneak preview of the magnetic field of the Local Bubble, by way of an example of these visualization concepts.
A presentation for students of the REU program at Harvard about the state of partnerships between astronomical, physical, and computational approaches to gleaning insight from combinations of scientific and information visualization in Astrophysics. In particular, I discuss how the “glue” linked-view visualization environment (glueviz.org), developed originally to facilitate high-dimensional data exploration in Astronomy and Medicine, can be extended to many other fields of data-driven inquiry. Other topics include current open-source, plug & play, approach to software facilitates the combination of powerful programs and projects such as glue, WorldWide Telescope, ESASky, and the Zooniverse Citizen Science platform.