The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Jeffrey Shaw and Dennis Del favero - AVIE

AVIE -Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment

Project Overview

  1. Jeffrey Shaw and Dennis Del Favero
  2. with Matthew McGinityArdrian Hardjono and Volker Kuchelmeister
AVIE is the world’s first 360-degree stereoscopic immersive interactive visualisation system that includes a motion tracking systems and a multi-channel audio system. Driven by an experimental framework, it uses a suite of cutting edge hardware and software resources enabling the development of applications in Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
AVIE has been installed as core visualisation infrastructure at ZKM, Centre for Art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, New York, USA, where it forms the centre piece of next generation research and teaching programs. Museum Victoria, Melbourne, has installed an AVIE for its current Dynamic Earth exhibition.

Update on Post November 2011 
in order to update some links not working below

Embedded Vimeo

AVIE Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment from UNSW iCinema Centre on Vimeo.

Original Post 03/02/2005

AVIE -Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment (2004)

"The AVIE developed by Jeffrey Shaw and Dennis Del Favero consists of a 360° stereoscopic immersive interactive visualisation environment with motion and shape tracking systems and a multi-channel audio system. It is a set of state-of-the-art resources that enables the development and study of applications in the fields of immersive visualisation, immersive sonification, and human interaction design."

Project AVIE - 2004

The Project AVIE is documented on the iCinema website with Quicktime video clips online
Many projects both current and past are documented on the iCinema website (New South Wales, Australia). The iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, established in 2001, ...brings together researchers and postgraduate students in new media, digital aesthetics, sociology of art, film theory, multimedia design, computer science, artificial intelligence and software/hardware engineering. The iCinema research program focuses on the research and development of immersive digital interactivity for applications within cinematic, mobile and home theatre contexts. ...The Centre has four principal research domains:

Interactive Narrative Systems

Immersive Visualization Systems

Distributed Interface Systems

Theories of Interactive Narrative Systems"