In this public lecture Peter Morse discusses the technology and work behind creating the two “Travelling Kungkarangkalpa” fulldome movies for the DomeLab 6-metre digital dome, as part of the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, Sept 2017 – Feb 2018.
A mood piece about Douglas Mawson’s bunk – as he may have woken up to see it in the Antarctic summer in 1911-14 – apart, obviously, from the 100+ years of icy change that subsequently accumulated. A kind of icy re-imagining of sleep and awakening. It is a fascinating place, rich with history and the re-imaginary – a kind of story you might want to pour yourself into. And it’s hard to get to, which makes it more peculiar – a good thing. An effort.
This is an 8k rendering of a 3D photogrammetric reconstruction of Mawson's Room. The model needs quite a bit of refinement - it's mainly a technical test render at 8k to find optimal ffmpeg settings and to see how it looks: a 'computer game'-like quality. The original file (available for download) is a 4k Prores422 file, which will need a fast computer to play.
Tagger is an interactive MacOS software tool and workflow to visualise, characterise, sample and tag 1d time-variant geoscientific datasets from both local and cloud-based repositories. It uses an animated interface and human-computer interaction to utilise the capacity of human expert observers to identify features via enhanced visual analytics.
Tagger is alpha release research software. Your performance may vary.
A mood piece about Douglas Mawson's bunk - as he may have woken up to see it in the Antarctic summer - apart from the 100+ years of change that subsequently accumulated. A kind of icy re-imagining of sleep and awakening. It is a fascinating place, rich with history and the re-imaginary - a kind of story you might want to pour yourself into. And it's hard to get to, which makes it more peculiar - a good thing. An effort.
This is a photogrammetric reconstruction and animation from images I shot in 2010 during the Mawson's Huts Foundation Expedition of that summer. It's amazing how one can data-mine photo archives and use techniques of computational photography to create new space and perspectives for the telling of tales. This is just a first step.
The bunk dates from the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition to East Antarctica - Commonwealth Bay. East Antarctica was almost entirely unknown at the time.
Peter Morse is a transdisciplinary data scientist, computer visualisation expert, film-maker, artist and technologist, who works across and between the sciences and the arts. He presents visualisations derived from his work on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. These include global ocean data visualisations deriving from the GEBCO dataset, global Sea Surface Height Anomaly (SSHA) and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) datasets. These are works-in-progress to create new and insightful ways of examining scientific datasets, rendered at ultra-high resolution for display and interaction upon 4k Fulldome planetarium systems as well as immersive devices such as VR systems.
'Computational Ocean' was exhibited in 'Dark Ocean', curated by Kit Wise, for the 2016 Dark Mofo Festival: