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On-line Resources: Visualization

Scientific visualization is more than just a tool for understanding data. Our perception define our reality, so understanding how humans perceive and use information is central to understanding what we can know. Some of the most intriguing and active areas for new research in all of science are rooted in visualization.

aaas image   Multimedia Resources From the AAASPodcasts, video, interactives: these are just a few of the emerging ways for learning about, and doing, science via the Internet. The AAAS has assembled a variety of resources on a single web site.

But lest you think that all you’ll find here are long winded recorded lectures on arcane topics, you might want to take a look at the Gonzo Scientist. The regular feature on the site tends to cover the use of games and other technologies not typically associated with science. In this article, Author Jon Bohannon covers a virtual scientific conference convened using World of Warcraft (WOW) – a popular massive multiplayer on-line gaming environment (if you are not sure what that means, ask a teenager). Be sure to watch the video segment embed ed in the page. If you’ve never seen WOW in action it’s quite impressive.

If your tastes are a little more, let’s say reserved, take a look at the 2008 Visualization Challenge slide show. This resource provides assess to some of the best science visualizations of 2008.

Another highlight: Video Forests in Flux