Visualization Software from TACC Empowers Humanities Researchers

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TACC has released Most Pixels Ever: Cluster Edition, an open source software tool that allows researchers, especially those in the humanities, to create interactive, multimedia visualizations on high resolution, tiled displays.

The goal is to make visualization tools easier for humanities researchers to use,” said Rob Turknett, digital media, arts and humanities coordinator at TACC. “The proliferation of digitized textual, visual and aural resources is a great boon for the humanities, offering opportunities for new kinds of scholarship, but it also brings a new complexity.”

Supported by a startup grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities titled “A Thousand Words: Advanced Visualization for the Humanities,” the software is based on a language called Processing, a programming toolkit that makes it easier for people to create visualizations. The software is already in use at the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Simulation Visualization and Real-time Prediction. Read the Full Story.