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Wells Library IQ-Wall moves to Mathers Museum

The IQ-Wall is a collection of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels.

The IQ-Wall in the Herman B Wells Library has moved to the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Four screens tall by three screens wide, the IQ-Wall is a collection of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels.  

Faculty, staff, and students can log in with their IU credentials (ID and passphrase) and view multiple windows or data sets simultaneously. "It's not uncommon that someone has two or three monitors on their desktop. The IQ-Wall usage paradigm is very similar, just on a larger scale," notes Michael Boyles, manager of the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL).

The IQ-Wall moved from the Wells Library to make way for renovations that will create a Scholars' Commons, a one-stop-shop for technologies and resources in support of research and scholarship. A next-generation IQ-Wall is scheduled to be installed in the Scholars' Commons once renovations are complete, Boyles said.

At the Mathers Museum, you'll be able to use the IQ-Wall just like you did at the Wells Library. Book time to teach a class, conduct research, or create large-scale artistic canvases. "It's not really about the display," adds Boyles.  "It's about the use cases. The Mathers will immediately put it to use for classroom and outreach programming."

To learn more about the Mathers Museum IQ-Wall and to schedule a session, see: http://www.mathers.indiana.edu/iqwall.html

A second, larger IQ-Wall is available at the Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) at IU Bloomington. Contact vishelp@iu.edu for scheduling, or just walk up and log in when the wall is not in use.

The AVL also offers other visualization and interface devices -- including IQ-Tables, an IQ-Tilt, the Visualization and Collaboration Theater, and Science on a Sphere (which displays a seamless image on a six-foot diameter globe at the CIB).

For more about the AVL or its resources, go to: http://avl.iu.edu

The AVL at IU is a unit of the Research Technologies division of UITS. Research Technologies is a Pervasive Technology Institute Cyberinfrastructure and Service Center.