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

Editor's Notes

  • Clouds at 2: 3:
  • 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 motion in June 2004 in the Grand CanyonAlso explosion at
  • beating heart or bottle dropping/breaking on floor… to a 9/11 scene