RT Impact: Indiana University
Advanced Visualization Lab brings display technologies to art installation: The People of IU
RT’s Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) facilitated the technical side of The People of IU: a multi-modal, interactive installation in Maxwell Hall. Conceived and directed by Professors Susanne Schwibs and Stephanie DeBoer, the collaborative work brings portraits of people from across the university, drawing attention to IU’s collective present and past.
“We were novices with After Effects and learned everything from scratch. Scott Birch helped us whenever we needed and always ended up offering more insight than we even asked for. It was incredibly rewarding to be involved with this project―it’s a unique and fascinating testament to community and collaboration.” – Sam Bowden, undergraduate collaborator for The People of IU: Moving Image Portraits and The Public Screen
Digitizing the Glenn Close Costume Collection
RT’s Advanced Visualization Lab partnered with the curator of the Sage Collection at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design to begin digitizing the vast collection. The COVID-19 shutdown brought to light just how important the digitization of artifacts and one-of-a-kind collections is to enable research to continue, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
“Sage Collection staff were so pleased to partner with the Advanced Visualization Lab to digitally capture some iconic costume and costume elements featured in The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection. I look forward to working with the AVL to digitally capture a wide range of fashion and dress objects.” – Kelly Richardson, curator, Sage Fashion Collection