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May 26, 2006

Ted Johnson and colleagues visit the DDC

May 11, 2006

On May 11, Ted Johnson and his colleagues W. Robert (“Bob”) King and Peter Mullen visited the Digital Technology Center’s Digital Design Consortium for an update on the DDC’s research activities. The goal of DDC, which was established through a gift from Linda and Ted Johnson, is to exploit emerging digital technologies and to develop computer based design techniques that are appropriate at distinct points in the design of a new building. During the visit, the DDC faculty (Lee Anderson, Victoria Interrante, and Gary Meyer), Vipin Kumar (Computer Science and Engineering Head), and Andrew Odlyzko (DTC Director) presented Ted Johnson with a visualization of Minneapolis’ Stone Arch Bridge.

This visualization, which was created by DDC faculty member Baoquan Chen and his research group, is a computer rendering of the Stone Arch bridge and the Mill City Ruins at Minneapolis from point clouds generated by registering six scans of the scene, obtained by a Riegl LMS-Z360 3D Imaging Sensor. The painterly style is achieved by automatically extracting feature structures in the scene (point clouds) and simulating a multi-pass painterly drawing process. The scene can be interactively navigated with this and other artistic styles on a regular PC.

Johnson, et. al. at the DDC

Pictured are (from the left) D’nardo Colucci (DDC Lab Manager), Adrew Odlyzko (DTC Director), Gary Meyer (CSE), Ted Johnson, Lee Anderson (Architecture), Vipin Kumar (CSE Head), and Victoria Interrante (CSE).

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