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Ratti, Carlo, Wang, Yao, Piper, Ben, Ishii, Hiroshi and Biderman, Assaf (2004): PHOXEL-SPACE: an interface for exploring volumetric data with physical voxels. In: Proceedings of DIS04: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques 2004. pp. 289-296.

Three-dimensional datasets (voxel datasets), generated by different types of sensing or computer simulations, are quickly becoming crucial to various disciplines - from biomedicine to geophysics. Phoxel-Space is an interface that enables the exploration of these datasets through physical materials. It aims at overcoming the limitations of traditional planar displays by allowing users to intuitively navigate and understand complex 3-dimensional datasets. The system works by allowing the user to manipulate a freeform geometry whose surface intersects a voxel dataset. The intersected voxel values are projected back onto the surface of the physical material to reveal a non-planar section of the dataset. The paper describes how the interface can be used as a representational aid in several example application domains, overcoming many limitations of conventional planar displays.

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Piper, Ben, Ratti, Carlo and Ishii, Hiroshi (2002): Illuminating clay: a 3-D tangible interface for landscape analysis. In: Terveen, Loren (ed.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 355-362.

 
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Ishii, Hiroshi, Ben-Joseph, Eran, Underkoffler, John, Yeung, Luke, Chak, Dan, Kanji, Zahra and Piper, Ben (2002): Augmented Urban Planning Workbench: Overlaying Drawings, Physical Models and Digital Simulation. In: 2002 IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality ISMAR 2002 30 September-1 October, 2002, Darmstadt, Germany. pp. 203-.

 
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... in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

-- Herbert Simon in "Computers, Communications and the Public Interest," 1971

 
 

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