Item Details

Supercomputing [electronic resource]: Power of Visualization

Chavez, Rick
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Astonishing ways to share scientific data are emerging in the digital age. This program explores the phenomenal growth of supercomputing and its impact on medicine, oceanography, air traffic control, law enforcement, and other fields. Showcasing practical examples of dynamic visualization technology, the video looks at three-dimensional renderings of cities accurate to the square foot, medical imaging capabilities on the cellular level, and instantaneous collaboration between laboratories a hemisphere apart. Commentary by virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and other innovators underscores the need to recognize the human factor in the age of supercomputers.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 23, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Power of visualization
Contents
  • Living in Areas of Natural Hazards (1:09)
  • Why Live Near Natural Hazard Zones (3:40)
  • Florence: The Arno River (5:04)
  • Mt. Vesuvius (3:57)
  • Inside Mt. Vesuvius (3:19)
  • Mt. Vesuvius Today (2:05)
  • Keeping a Watch over Mt. Vesuvius (4:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2005.
Publisher no.
35104 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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