January 2, 2017
Opening 2017 with a bang, Director of the X-Men series of movies, Bryan Singer, visited the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) at the invitation of the Academy for Creative Media System founding director, Chris Lee.
During the visit, Mr. Singer had the opportunity to see LAVA’s Innovator-class CyberCANOE- a tiled ultra-high resolution 3D visualization wall. Mr. Singer commented that “this is some of the best 3D I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot!” To which director of LAVA- Jason Leigh, commented, as he pointed at the recently completed Destiny-class CyberCANOE, “No it’s not. This is the best 3D you’ve ever seen.”
Mr. Singer spent several hours at LAVA providing feedback on student work as he was intensely interested in Virtual Reality. He was also keenly interested in Black Holes, and spent considerable time observing LAVA’s immersive Black Hole simulation- developed by MS student Noel Kawano’s and ACM undergraduate student Andrew Guagliardo.