UMD Viz Lab + MMAD Lab
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Welcome to the UMD Viz Lab!

The Viz Lab is a multi-disciplinary lab that focuses on the integration of information and emerging visual technologies and the distribution of knowledge to the public.

The Viz Lab is open to faculty, graduate students and undergraduates working directly with UMD faculty. The lab is open between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, and is home to a variety of specialized software and hardware that is available for use by researchers.

Please click an above link to explore research, current and past events and other areas of the Viz Lab.


Motion + Media Across Disciplines

An interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Viz Lab (Morris Levy, Biomechanics-HPER; Joellyn Rock, Art + Design; Thomas Isbell, Theater; Robert Feyen, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Peter Willemsen, Computer Science, with assistance from Lisa Fitzpatrick) has been awarded an Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I3) grant for research investment in the Viz Lab.

The MMAD (Motion + Media Across Disciplines) Lab, a 3D motion capture and high definition video production studio will be constructed over a period of five years. Equipped with a multiple camera shooting space, cyclorama and backdrops, studio lighting and sound booth, this high definition video production and motion capture studio will foster faculty collaboration and research in biomechanics, ergonomics, animation, performing arts and computer generated virtual environments research. The Viz Lab and MMAD Lab will continue its long-standing record of research support, while expanding with new and emerging technology.

The next evolution of the Viz Lab and MMAD Lab will bring exciting opportunites for new interdisciplinary research, creative activity, and pedagogical strategies. The grant funds activites that involve faculty from theater, digital arts, exercise science, mechanical engineering, and computer science.


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