Marquette University’s 3D Visualization Lab was featured in the Friday, Aug. 15, edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The piece highlighted an intercollegiate collaboration with Milwaukee Area Technical College, as well as cross-campus partnerships at Marquette.
Known as the CAVE, the visualization facility is housed in the College of Engineering under the direction of Dr. John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering. LaDisa uses the lab to study pressure changes and disease in blood vessels. The Journal Sentinel article focused on a collaborative project with the College of Nursing and MATC — students from the technical school designed animation to replicate a hospital setting for nursing student simulations.
According to the article, the CAVE also is being used to make a 3D reproduction of “Madonna of Port Lligat,” a Salvador Dali painting in the collection of Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art, to provide viewers a more in-depth experience — literally. And it was used to reproduce the scenery of New York’s Central Park for a production of the Edward Albee play “Zoo Story.”