Former Discovery Fellow Lynda Barry has been awarded a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. The fellowship, also known as a genius grant, provides a $625,000 stipend to be used as the fellow sees fit.
Discover Fellow Andreas Velten and collaborators, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected “virtual camera” to see around barriers.
Researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are co-Principal Investigators and co-Investigators on four UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative projects.
WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.
For WID’s Kevin Ponto, virtual reality is more than a way of playing video games or simulating roller coaster rides. He thinks VR can be a tool for solving real-world problems.
Professor Karen Schloss of WID’s Visual Reasoning Lab tells the Wall Street Journal about the pitfalls of the rainbow-colored maps used to communicate during storms like the recent Hurricane Florence.
Karen Schloss talks about the psychology behind color preferences in an interview for Artsy.
Investigating how observers make predictions about objects and entities based on their cognitive and emotional responses to perceptual information; focusing on how people’s associations with colors influence cognitive processing in aesthetic response, judgment and decision making, and interpretation of information visualizations.
Develop techniques to better the experience of virtual reality through new devices, interfaces, and techniques.