Technology Demonstration

The following images, animated video and 4-page handout illustrates a design science solution entitled SPHERICAL METAPHOR (SPHERIPHOR) FOR GEOSCOPE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATA VISUALIZATION. This future technology demonstration is inspired by Buckminster Fuller's concept for a Geoscope. This is one of a series of studies for the creation of a visual metaphor for representing complex data clusters in spherical space.

For more information see:
Spheriphor Main Page
Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Advanced to 2nd Stage
Q and A - Dome Projection System
Fulldome Visual Acuity
Spheriphor Study 01
Spheriphor Study 02
Spheriphor Study 03
Spheriphor Study 04
Spheriphor Study 05
Spheriphor Study 06
The term SPHERIPHOR and the special spelling SPHΘRIPHΦR using the Greek letters phi (Θ) and theta (Φ) are trademark words coined by the author/inventor Thomas J. Greenbaum as a compound of the words "SPHERIcal" and "metaPHOR." Included in the Spheriphor Studies are 3D images and animations rendered with POV-Ray. Examples of POV-Ray scene description language source code is provided "as is" for the reader to use and experiment with.

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Video Presentation

This video presentation was shown as a technology demonstration at the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE5) on June 7, 2007 at the University of California Berkeley.

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4-Page Foldout Presentation

A 4-page foldout presentation is available for download and printing. This handout explains the articulating framework for a fully transportable digital dome with outside-in projector array. Two separate Acrobat PDF files are used to print a two-sided 17"x11" (tabloid) handout which is folded in the middle. One file prints the outside 2 pages and the other file prints the inside 2 pages.

Outside Back page 4 Outside Cover page 1 Inside page 2 Inside page 3

Adobe Acrobat PDF file 2.5MB

Adobe Acrobat PDF file 2.7MB

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