Over in the VT library, Michael Stamper was recently hired as the Data Visualization Designer & Consultant for the Arts. It made sense for Michael and I start a dialogue and figure out how we can help build the collaborative work between the library and ICAT. As a starting place, we decided to create a 3D VR visualization of the Map of Science (http://www.mapofscience.com/, http://sci.cns.iu.edu/ucsdmap/).
This is the first iteration – a direct translation of the ucsdmap data set into virtual space.
We have to figure out where we want to go from here, but it was an excellent first step!