"glue-ing together the Universe from Galileo to Gaia" (March 2 talk and March 1 demo)

Presentation Date: 

Friday, March 1, 2019


Visual Communication Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX

Presentation Slides: 

glue screen shotMarch 2 Talk abstract (March 1 demo information is below): Astronomy has long been a field reliant on visualization. First, it was literal visualization—looking at the Sky. Today, though, astronomers are faced with the daunting task of understanding gigantic digital images from across the electromagnetic spectrum and contextualizing them with hugely complex physics simulations, in order to make more sense of our Universe.   In this talk, I will explain how new approaches to simultaneously exploring and explaining vast data sets allow astronomers—and other scientists—to make sense of what the data have to say, and to communicate what they learn, to each other and to the public. I will focus on the multi-dimensional linked-view data visualization environment known as “glue” (glueviz.org), explaining how it is being used in astronomy, medical imaging, and geographic information sciences. I will discuss its future potential to expand into all fields where diverse but related multi-dimensional data sets can be profitably analyzed together.  Toward the aim of bringing the fruits of visualization to a broader audience, I will also introduce the new “10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Visualization” website, 10QViz.org.

Event Link: https://vcs.rice.edu/

All instructions and needed files for the glue demo on Friday March 1, 2019 are linked from the Google Doc at tinyurl.com/glue-demo-vcs

Dataverse link to all materials, including Keynote slides

Reference with doi for this work: Goodman, Alyssa, 2019, ""glue-ing together the Universe"", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/59NPHX, Harvard Dataverse, V1

handout_about_glue_and_10QViz.pdf9.92 MB
glue_basic_intro_slides_but_use_tinyurl.com/glue-demo-vcs_instead.pdf10.11 MB