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  • 1. History and Impact of SciVis Guilford County SciVis V102.01
  • 2. Cave Drawings and Early Language Development Primitive man in ancient cultures left behind cave paintings and hieroglyphs. To save space and time, pictures gradually became stylized and ultimately evolved into characters.
  • 3. Cave Drawings and Early Language Development As societies became more complex so did languages; and as travel brought people of different cultures together, written languages evolved further to be more versatile. Hundreds of characters could be narrowed down to a select set of "letters." An entire language could then be represented using various combinations of letters.
  • 4. Perspective Drawings Through observation, artists sought methods to portray images of the world around them. During the time of the Renaissance, perspective (space and depth relationships) became a very important part of the desire to produce realistic images.
  • 5. Maps A map is a flat representation of a 3D space. The item can be as large as our solar system or earth, or as small as chromosomal genes. Maps show our world as a set of points, lines, and areas, using many different features, such as size, shape, value, texture, pattern, color, and orientation. The kind of map you use depends on the kind of information you want to obtain or analyze.
  • 6. Different kinds of Maps Road Maps – Show roadways and physical boundaries. Topographic Maps – Have contour lines that show elevation.
  • 7. Different kinds of Maps Aeronautical Maps – Have information about flight paths. Weather Maps – Show locations of weather patterns.
  • 8. Different kinds of Maps Concept Maps – There are several kinds of concept maps. A spider map is organized by placing the central theme or unifying factor in the center of the map. Outwardly radiating sub-themes surrounding the center of the map.
  • 9. Different kinds of Maps The hierarchy concept map presents information in a descending order of importance. The most important information is placed on the top. The flowchart concept map organizes information in a linear format.
  • 10. Different kinds of Maps Gene Map –Shows locations of specific genes in DNA Floor Plan – Shows rooms in a building.
  • 11. Photography The development of photography depended on understanding the physics of light to record images and chemical processes to produce permanent images. The improvement of materials (celluloid film) and processes allowed everyone to enjoy the photographic process. This process allowed the pictures to be recorded on an easy to use medium.
  • 12. Television With the invention of television, images could be broadcast into the home. Television combined sound with motion and eventually color was added.
  • 13. That’s all folks