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Media Studies PIRT Participates in SIGGRAPH 2015

The Public Interactives Research Team (PIRT) from The New School will present the AIDS Quilt Touch Project at SIGGRAPH 2015 whose graphic theme is the interplay between two ideas: Quilts and Xroads of Discovery. SIGGRAPH is the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques from August 9-13th.

PIRT will showcase a suite of technologies designed to enhance and expand viewers’ experiences of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in an installation which includes 6 of the 5914 12’ by 12’ sections of the Quilt. As the largest living memorial of its kind in the world, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is composed of 48,000 individual panels made by more than 33,000 people that commemorate more than 93,000 names. If laid out in its entirety, the physical Quilt would cover 1.2 million square feet. Our research team has created the first virtual Quilt that is composed of more than 5900 individual digital images of Quilt blocks that include nearly 48,000 Quilt panels. They have created several applications that enable members of the public to interact with this digital representation of an important work of cultural heritage.

More info the conference here.

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