Geomagnetic Storm Visualization

Sindhu Giri (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; School of Information) & Conner Darling (SMTD)

As an artist in resident at the Space Research Center, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, I’m specifically working within the NASA funded Magnetometer Lab. I’m collaborating with my fellow resident artist—a percussionist—to develop an immersive environment within a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment). We want to introduce an experiential narrative of a geomagnetic storm so that it can be understood beyond a purely scientific perspective.

The residency project was featured as an interdisciplinary student application in the Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality: Opportunities and Issues Teach-Out on Coursera. The project was shortlisted for the Lumen Photomonitor Student Award Shortlist and presented at the Lumen Awards Ceremony at the Barbican Centre in London.

The artists presented the residency project at the 2020 Media & Studio Arts Symposium located at the Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan.