Rare chance to hear the legendary Larry Smarr speaking in New York

Dr. Larry Smarr, the Director of Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology) will speak on Digital Culture and the Future Internet 


CUNY The Graduate Center,
Room C205,
365 Fifth Avenue, New York

Date and time: October 30, 6pm.

California Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Calit2) develops next generation of information technologies, including optical networks, information visualization, and global telepresence. Under Smarr's leadership, Calit2 also supports a wide range of innovative projects in digital humanities and in digital art. In these projects, humanists and artists collaborate with scientists to explore potential of new technologies which will not become widely available for another 10-15 years. 

One example of this is the work of our Software Studies Initiative, which was started at Calit2 in 2007 (Since 2013, we also have a location in NYC at The Graduate Center CUNY). Dr. Smarr made possible for us to collaborate with the research labs at Calit2 developing next generation super-visualization displays, such as 287 megapixel HIPerspace. Together we developed an application which allows interactive visualization of thousands of images on such display. 

Dr. Larry Smarr is a world leader leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure. He has been directing Calit2 since its founding in 2000. 

This lecture is a part of CUNY Digital Humanities Fall 2013 lecture series. All lectures are free and open to the public.