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UCSB Allosphere Tour

There are a limited number of spaces available to see the UCSB Allosphere on Monday, March 21, at 6:00pm. The Allosphere is a large, spherical immersive visualization environment and research lab affiliated with the Media Arts and Technology program and the California Nanosystems Institute at UCSB. It is intended for scientific visualization as well as for applications in the arts, design, and entertainment. It is both a platform for computing research (in systems, graphics and visualization, and interactivity) and an instrument for scientific exploration and discovery. Prof. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, who directs the Allosphere, will be available to show some demos and discuss the facility, scientific collaborations, and research plans. You would need to find a way to UCSB on your own – driving, getting a ride with a colleague, sharing a taxi, etc. It’s normally about a 20 minute drive from the conference hotel.

We only have room for 25 people. If you are interested, please email Ms. Carole Self (cmself at mat.ucsb.edu) to request a reserved spot.

Directions: To drive to UCSB from the hotel (or anywhere near downtown Santa Barbara), go north on highway 101 to the exit for UCSB / Airport, which puts you on Route 217. This ends up at the UCSB campus as you come to the ocean. Once you enter campus, turn right at the traffic circle, then take the first left into the parking garage - Lot 10 on the UCSB campus map (see here). Park in a spot on the initial ramp, pay for parking at the kiosk (near the stairs), and then go into the adjoining building - Elings Hall. A FG student volunteer will be waiting in the lobby, and she will take you to the Allosphere. (In case you arrive late, it's on the second floor - but try not to arrive late!)

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FG 2011 was a success, with great keynote talks, an excellent program of presentations, posters, demos, and exhibits, as well as five workshops and three tutorials. Thanks to everyone whose efforts made the conference possible!

The proceedings will be available at IEEE Xplore in the near future. The location and organizers of FG 2013 will be announced here soon.

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*Weather Update* - The weather forecast for the week of FG is not good - rainy and relatively cool. Bring an umbrella if you can!

Santa Barbara weather - 5-day forecast

No health risk to California from radiation

UCSB Allosphere tour

All conference presenters: please see the Information for Presenters.

The final program is available for the main conference.

Tutorials will be presented at FG 2011 on Monday and Friday. See the list and schedule of tutorials and workshops.

Scheduled keynote speakers