2022-3-31 | Immersive Scientific Sensemaking – Selen Turkay, Ross Brown, Cael Gallagher, Alexandra Douglass-Bonner

Immersive Geology

Please join us on Thursday the 31st of March at 11am for the inaugural talk in the new QUT School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Planetary Exploration Group Seminar Series.

Dr Selen Turkay (School of Computer Science) will be leading a group of speakers who will discuss immersive software tools for geologists with a focus on teaching aids, bringing new technology to field techniques, and the challenges of remote environments (on Earth and Mars!).

This work is part of a School of Computer Science and School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences collaboration funded by an Australian Research Council grant.

Immersive Scientific Sensemaking – Dr Selen Turkay, Dr Ross Brown, Cael Gallagher, Alexandra Douglass-Bonner

11-12am, Thursday, 31st of March, 2022

Location: GP-E207

In-situ experiences are highly valued in multiple scientific domains but there exist myriads of barriers to such experiences. In this ARC Discovery Project, we are working with Geoscientists to design and develop immersive systems to visualise, interrogate and analyse remote data using interactive and collaborative tools to aid sensemaking; and develop engaging instructional tools to be used in classrooms. Using ethnographically inspired methods including interviews and observations, our team has designed prototypes to allow users to traverse and interact with virtual outcrops. In this presentation, we will show some of these prototypes and discuss how immersive systems may enhance and compliment the current collaborative practices of the scientists.


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Location: QUT Gardens Point [link to map]
Start Date: 31/03/2022 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 31/03/2022
End Time: 12:00
Cost: Free
Organiser: QUT EAS/PSE
Enquiries: Vanessa Zepeda, vanessa.zepeda@hdr.qut.edu.au