Thursday, September 19, 2013

Course: Visualization of landscape data

Målgruppe: Studenter, Ansatte, Gjester
Frist: 16.09.2013

Changing Landscapes of the North: Interactive landscape data visualisation and sonifcation
When: 16.-20. October 2013
Where: Tromsø Academy of Fine Arts
Application deadline: 16. September

Course description:
Arctic and Subarctic landscapes are more than ever contested as they are faced with an increased interest for mineral extraction and energy production. Such activities displace both traditional ways of living and landscape practices inherent to them. They change not only the surface of the earth, but also affect social development, as well as the narratives about the landscape.

BIO-8010 Communicating Science Module 3 - Visualizing your science - 3 stp
This course aims to explore and visualize landscape changes in the Arctic and Subarctic in an experimental manner. On the basis of data, collected in research projects at UiT and elsewhere, students will learn to communicate landscape data in multidimensional ways with the help of digital media and media art.

Program and teaching staff
The course is a cooperation between the High North Academy with the University of the Arctic (UArctic) and the new Tromsø Academy of Landscape Architecture and Territorial Studies. The course will be lead by Tomi Knuutila, Digital media artist and teaching staff at the University of Lapland, Faculty of Arts and Design, Rovaniemi. Co-teachers are Dr Jannike Kampevold Larsen from the Tromsø Academy of Landscape Architecture and Territorial Studies and Riccardo Prvettoni, Cartographer at the Communications Program of UNEP/Grid-Arendal.

Learning Outcomes:
The students will learn how to communicate scientific landscape data in experimental and experiential manners, how to create simple physical interactive installations, and how to add sound and movement to scientific visualization.
Skills learned:
  • Information visualization and sonification
  • Interaction design
  • Simplification
Create an interactive data installation based on (changing) Arctic landscapes and cartography, with emphasis on real-life data for the Arctic Frontiers Conference January 2014.

If you are interested in the course, please send a short letter of motivation and a CV detailing your language skills, study background and status of studies by email to at the BFE Faculty, University of Tromsø, along with the official application form: Admission PhD Courses
Based on the applications, up to 20 students will be selected to participate in the course. The course is aimed at PhD students and researchers, but is open for others. In other words, master/bachelor students are welcome to apply too (they will not be able to get credits, but we will provide with a course certificate). If you aim to get credits from the course, you should discuss it with both your supervisor and your faculty. If you do not want credits, but want to take the course anyhow, we will provide you with a course certificate.