The Journey of the Storks in the Course 3D Data Storytelling

07.10.2020
Image by Anne & Saturnino Miranda, Pixabay

In the course “3D Data Storytelling”, students in the field of new media deal with the basic design principles and techniques for presenting data in 3D and virtual/augmented reality (V/AR).

In this course, the students will work with real-data obtained by tracking wild storks on their journey from Europe to Africa. The students will try to create novel visualizations techniques for displaying the fascinating phenomenon of migration using the V/AR technology. The data is provided by researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior.

Die Studierenden entwickeln Visualisierungen für Virtual und Augmented Reality

Jörg Frohnmayer, academic worker at Merz Akademie, and Hemal Naik (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and University of Konstanz) are collaborating to explore novel visualizations methods from demonstrating these scientific findings with students. Hemal is an AR/VR researcher, develops computer vision algorithms to study collective behavior in birds. He is also involved with outreach activities of the MPI-AB and focuses on using art as medium for science communication.

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