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Visit CAVE2 at University of Illinois

CAVE2 Open Houses are being held on April 2 and April 24, 2013 to accommodate people interested in experiencing the new Stereoscopic Virtual Reality Environment developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago and its Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL).

This brand new system is really state-of-the-art and opened in October 2012, a setup absolutely impossible to afford at home. Judge by yourself: CAVE2 is approximately 8 meters (24 feet) in diameter and 2.6 meters (8 feet) tall, and consists of 72 near-seamless passive stereoscopic 3D LCD panels, a 36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround Ambisonic audio system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second connection to the outside world.

CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree panoramic environment for displaying information at 17,280x2,160 pixels (37 Megapixels) in 3D or 17,280x4,320 pixels (74 Megapixels) in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20 – almost 10 times the 3D resolution of the original CAVE. Watch the video intro and register for a free tour of the facility here under.

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Cave 2 Video Intro

Register for the Free Visit

Immerse yourselves in cyberspace -- fly over Mars, enter molecular structures, stand inside train tracks to observe distortion as high-speed trains roar past, explore the brain’s vasculature, or walk through architectural spaces. Open Houses will be held 3-6pm in the Engineering Research Facility on Wednesday April 3 and April 24, 2013. Complete the Open House sign-up form to participate. Space is limited, and drop-ins are not guaranteed admittance.

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The development of CAVE2 has been funded by the US National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and the US Department of Energy.

For more information on the CAVE2™ Hybrid Reality Environment and the 2013 Open House days, visit EVL.