News from AGOCG
AGOCG through the University of Manchester are members of the Khoros
Consortium. This gives access to software and also to the Khoros
modules for AVS. We joined for a second year in October 1994 and
are now considering the budget for 1995/6 and whether we should
join for a further year. We have access figures for the software
collected from the ftp server. We would, however, like to know what
use is made of the software. If you use this service please can you
let me know. It makes sense for the community to join as a whole
(the cost is $5000 per year) but only if people are making sufficient
use of the service. Please get in touch if you use this facility.
There will be a Supporters event to run on 1/2 May for graphics
support staff. This has proved successful over the last 2 years.
This gives people an opportunity to update themselves on technical
matters, CHEST agreements, AGOCG activities etc. I would like to
know any ideas people have for topics for the programme. Also any
dates which should be avoided due to other events which might be of
interest to people. I look forward to hearing from you.
Art and Design Case Studies
A series of 19 case studies have been commissioned which look at the
use of IT in art and design in UK Higher Education. These cover a
wide range of topics. The report is being produced as AGOCG Technical
Report 26. Contact Joanne Barradell for a copy
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me at the address on the back
page of this Newsletter.
Evaluation of Visualization Software
AGOCG has commissioned an evaluation of visualization software.
This will update the earlier work which was carried out by the same
team. If you would like to ensure you receive a copy as soon as it
is available please email Joanne Barradell for a copy
email@example.com or write to me at the address on the back page.
Some time ago we did a flyer promoting output devices which people
had at their sites which might be useful to others. This is where a
site has some spare capacity. The devices included large format
colour output, 35mm slides and video. We are now looking to mount
up-to-date information on the Web site. The intention is to link
facilities into a central page on the AGOCG server with your own
home page (or relevant page). If you would like to promote a service
at your site, please contact me.
Virtual Reality Activity
A survey of VR activity is reported in a new AGOCG Technical Report
(No. 27). This survey was conducted by members of the Advanced
Interfaces Group at the University of Manchester.
Contact Joanne Barradell for a copy, firstname.lastname@example.org