The Viz Biz

Tuesday, 7 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Room 1AB
Session Chair: Joe Kniss, University of New Mexico

Light Threads - Illustrating Movement Dynamics in City Models

A novel method for illustrating the movement dynamics in urban space. The generated illustrative maps turn humans cognition of dynamics from a reflective into an experiential mode.

Marc Nienhaus
Universität Potsdam/mental images, Berlin (at)

Jürgen Döllner
Universität Potsdam

Bruce Gooch
University of Victoria

Mapping, Illuminating, and Interacting With Science

A world map and a science map that show 800,000 papers in 776 scientific paradigms can be interactively explored to understand the origin of scientific contributions and the impact of scientists.

Kevin W. Boyack
Sandia National Laboratories

Richard Klavans
SciTech Strategies, Inc.

W. Bradford Paley
Digital Image Design Incorporated

Katy Börner
SLIS, Indiana University
katy (at)

The Regular Four-Dimensional 57-Cell

Besides the six regular four-dimensional "Platonic" polytopes, there exist two fascinating, highly symmetrical 4D objects with 11 and 57 non-orientable cells, respectively. This sketch summarizes an attempt to visualize these objects through stepwise construction.

Carlo H. Séquin
James F. Hamlin
University of California, Berkeley
sequin (at)

Multi-User Interaction on the DNA Workbench

With the DNA Workbench, participants use gesture-based input to engage and collaborate, forming a communal and kinesthetic learning experience for understanding DNA replication.

Alan Price
Vita Berezina-Blackburn
The Ohio State University
aprice (at)

From DNA to 3D Organic Art Forms

A novel "biological" technique to define and evolve 3D art forms. The approach combines a re-implementation of the "FormGrow" system of Todd and Latham with an external source: DNA sequences.

William Latham
Miki Shaw
Stephen Todd
Frederic Fol Leymarie
Goldsmiths, University of London
w.latham,miki (at)

Lawrence Kelley
Benjamin Jefferys
Imperial College