Clouds at http://www.thelennonlegacy.com/IMAGINE.htmlhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pendulum_animation.gifFrom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendulumhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simple_harmonic_oscillator.gifFrom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscillationhttp://itll.colorado.edu/index.php/about_us/building_tours/art_exhibits/Clouds 2: http://media.photobucket.com/image/clouds%20animated%20gif/flaco13_bucket/zn2ahg_th.gif?o=4Clouds 3: http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Keefers_/Keefers_Animated%20Landscape/nature-clouds.gif
slowly spinning cube that appears huge
several complex abstract objects, maybe using Susanne’s creations
persons in a conference room viewing a projection screen, taking notes, etc.
sub-atomic particles to normal objects to the Earth to galaxies
explosion in slow motion to geological formations in rapid motionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tjblackwell/4118287556/100_1640.JPG in June 2004 in the Grand CanyonAlso explosion at http://www.flickr.com/photos/7891209@N04/2951368555/
beating heart or bottle dropping/breaking on floor… to a 9/11 scenehttp://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-2545400-smashed-glass.phphttp://abstract.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/22287/http://www.flickr.com/photos/betta_design/1202645062/
NOTE: Slides at http://IM-TEL.org/ under Blog All About Immersive Intelligence Dr. Richard Hackathorn Bolder Technology, Inc. email@example.com twitter #imtel Train For Success – May 27, 2010
Industry analyst in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Big corporate IT stuff – fun and exciting area University professor for 10 years Looked at SL for teaching a large business class Started evaluating SL in August 2005 HacksHaven Harford of NOAA is my son Eric Got him involved in SL => science outreach/educ Second Life Data Visualization by Melanie Swan http://sldataviz.pbworks.com/ My Background
ThinkBalm Innovation Community Erica and Sam Driver, http://www.thinkbalm.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2005729 Immersive Intelligence Colleagues Meet-and-Greet event in Aug 2009 Open community under Creative Commons Join us for coffee on Tuesday mornings Website http://IM-TEL.org/ Federal Consortium for VW Workshop 5/12/10 at NDU for 30+ How IM-TEL Got Started
IM-TEL.org website vision blog wiki HELP! create new account recent blogs #imtel tweets LinkedIn group IM-TEL Flickr
Analysis and decision-making process Understand problem & then do something about it! Immersive using virtual world technology Ranging from natural/familiar to abstract/unusual High-density 3D data world Objects created from & sync with dynamic database Permanent active world Does not go to sleep at night Collaboration from shared experiences Analysis/decisions is a social thing What is Immersive Intelligence?
No quick answers No ‘right’ answers Conflicting priorities Many valid opinions and perspectives Need to leverage the Wisdom of the Crowd Managed Muddling What are Hard Problems? Cynefin FrameworkSnowden & Boone, HBR Nov 2007
Non-intuitive behavior Often full of surprises Tipping points When you least expect them Feedback Loops Exponential Behavior Will hit the wall… with certainty Small World effects Phase transitions from one state What are Complex Systems?
History of Complex Systems Chaos Theory Systems Dynamics Science Of Networks Complexity Science Cybernetics Artificial Intelligence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_systems
Stable System Chaotic System Will Wright at GameTech 2010 http://www.slideshare.net/guesta79ddf9/orando2010-5 Complex Systems are Chaotic
Clocks versus Clouds regular, orderly, and predictable highly irregular, disorderly, and more or less unpredictable Karl Popper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popper
Usual focus on technology (MPP, MapReduce, Hadoop) But it is much more! What is Big Data? The Economist, Feb 25, 2010
Volume – Yes, but… More than we can store! Can we ever touch each bit? Velocity Data in motion new type of analytics What is important to capture? Context? Variety Many types of data! …like network graphs! Analytics are a necessity! Can not touch all the atomic level data! What is Big Data? The Economist, Feb 25, 2010
Imagine virtual space Imagine virtual objects Imagine virtual teams Imagine scaling size Imagine scaling time Imagine scaling probability Sharing A Vision
Imagine Virtual Space Vast canvas spanning kilometers Persistent and always on
With rich features, such as texture, lightning, shadow, shininess, etc And with behaviors Imagine Virtual Objects
Sharing experiences & common perspectives Understanding the root cause of problems Generating & prioritizing alternative solutions Executing on action plans Imagine Virtual Teams
From the very small to the very large Imagine Scaling Size
From the very fast to the very slow Using animation behavior Imagine Scaling Time
From the certain to the highly improbable (and unimaginable) Reverse time? Collapse time? Imagine Scaling Probability
Can I show you an example of Im-Tel? Well, no. Not yet. But… Can show you pieces of Im-Tel. Like to see? Following two slides list 12 SL places. Go visit! The SL landmarks are listed in Im-Tel.org blog HELP!!! What is missing? Suggest other places! P.S. What we really need is a credible example of Im-Tel solving a real business problem. Want to help do this? Places To Visit & Things To Learn
Immersive Intelligence Park on Second Earth 6 Our playground for experiments Chakryn Forest by Bettina Tizzy and others Beautiful and complex => data forest Real-time weather display on NOAA Meteora Data feed from NWS, updated every 5 min DadenDatascape by David Burden Data-rich war-room Ben Lindquist of Green Phosphor Tools to graph data in several virtual worlds Data Sculptures by Ann Cudworthat Beach Ride Places To Visit & Things To Learn
Death and Taxes by Eric Hackathorn High-density poster of proposed US budget Chromutate by Opensource Obscure Fanciful objects with playful behaviors, all open source Mars Victoria Crater on NASA Explorer Island Largest sculpted build, based on science data Wind Simulator by comet Morigi Creative use of particles to show complex behavior Asteroid strike on Mars by Exploratorium Large-scale complex simulation; getting the physics correct Svarga ecosystem as the “God Game” http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2006/05/god_game.html Places To Visit & Things To Learn
Immersive intelligence is an Approach Not a tool, not a methodology, Collaborative data-driven decision process for understanding and managing complex systems using immersive virtual spaces Definition subject to continual change! Actionable information What do you do with what you know? plus the means to execute Putting It All Together http://www.flickr.com/photos/arandalasch/3193076760/
Immersion is the Secret Sauce You are there … surrounded by others Feels as an actor inside, rather than observer outside Analogy: Snorkeling versus SCUBA ThinkBalm report, The Immersive Internet, Nov 2008
High-Level Architecture Abstraction of Complex System In Virtual World Complex System In Physical World Databases Describing The System
Levels of Immersive Intelligence R. Hackathorn, Serious Games in Virtual Worlds, 2007 http://www.BeyeNETWORK.com/channels/1217/view/4163
Architecture – Level 1 World Designer Configure Shape Definer Data Pump Databases Describing The System Abstraction of Complex System In Virtual World
DW Appliances as VW Servers IBM Smart Analytics System Teradata DW Appliance Netezza Twin-Fin Sun Oracle Database Machine
Need for an open “community of practice” By sharing information and experiences, learn from each other and develop the skills needed Methodically pool knowledge…by wiki-izing Need a diverse array of skills and experiences Too many engineer-types; need more artists! Foster learning and innovation Provide a low barrier to that “Hello, World” experience Facilitate that “A-ha… I get it!” experience Got a start with the IM-TEL community Contribute, share, and leverage…at IM-TEL.org Creative Commons with Attribution But allow derivate works (like BSD license) What’s Next? HELP!
Sponsor contests within SL community Focus on data visualization See the “Election Reflection” idea on next slide Engage in Proof-of-Concept projects to… Surface the issues and roadblocks Demonstrate the benefits Offer 2-day custom workshop Bring your team to common ground Assess the business justification for specific use case What’s Next? HELP!
Nation faces difficult midterm elections. etc Create a SL build that reflects a key issue Limited to 10m cube with xxx prims on your land Provide a tour circuit so folks can easily visit Do it as a visual blog…allowing conversations Have a way to rate each creation on 3-5 criteria Based on public data about some trend Verifiable! Extra points for a live data feed Viz is accurate, understandable and artistic Goal: learning & reflection on issues of election Idea: “Election Reflection” contest HELP!