JoAnn Kuchera-Morin: Stunning Data Visualization in the AlloSphere

The Allosphere is transforming data science. A three-story metal sphere that resides within an echo-free chamber, the Allosphere instrument tracks data in time and space, allowing researchers to physically immerse themselves in the data that surrounds them—including physicists who witness electron dynamics inside an atom or surgeons who experience the cerebral cortex in the 3D images and musical representations that envelope them.

In this TED Talk: Stunning Data Visualization in the AlloSphere, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin describes the team of artists, scientists and engineers who collaborate to create new data science programs by mapping complex mathematical algorithms to create visual and sonic images of the data within. In this work, scientists are finding new patterns in the data, and engineers are creating one of the largest dynamically varying computers in the world—proof that data science masters can change the face of data exploration. In her talk, Kuchera-Morin details five projects that the team is working on.

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin is a composer and founder/director of the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at UC Santa Barbara. In 2000, she began work on a Digital Media Center within the California NanoSystems Institute at Santa Barbara. She works on the Allosphere, and is leading the team that joins the arts, science and engineering to create a new age of math, science and art to continually transform the field of data science.