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Peter Morse
 
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Dr Peter Morse is a computer visualisation specialist in e-Research and interactive systems, who has worked upon Antarctic heritage visualisation for many years. He has worked at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia as a research academic and lecturer. Peter has travelled widely, using self-constructed stereoscopic digital still and high-definition video camera systems to record a wide range of natural and architectural environments. He is responsible for the stereoscopic theatre programme "Home of the Blizzard" (in concert with the Mawson Collection, South Australian Museum) - part of the permanent exhibition "Islands to Ice: The Southern Oceans and Antarctica" at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - which has received over 350,000 visitors since 2006. This digital reconstruction of Frank Hurley's 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition stereoscopic photographic record will be cross referenced with newly generated material derived from the current Mawson's Huts Foundation expedition, creating an immersive virtual reconstruction of the environment - suitable for museum display and heritage applications. His recent work also explores the field of high-definition full-dome video and audio suitable for planetarium projection. His work has been widely exhibited in Australia and internationally. In 2005-6 he was the recipient of the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship. His voyage to Mawson's Huts is supported by the Mawson's Huts Foundation, the Western Australian Supercomputer Project (UWA) and the iCinema Centre, UNSW. See http://www.antarcticavirtua.net

Morse draws on his substantial experience in digital media production to create work engaging with the Antarctic region. His more recent works have utilised 3D, stereoscopic and 360° immersive technologies, leading to a continuing interest in the visualisation of complex datasets. Working with data provided by the AAD and using the computer resources and expertise at WASP, Morse and his collaborators will create volumetric visualisations for the full-dome (planetarium) format representing both empirical and aesthetic features of the data and eliciting an understanding of complex connections between parameters that would not have been revealed or communicated in any other way.

http://morse.anat.org.au/

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