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Brian Foo is in the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Visualisation Group, which produces videos, data visualisations, and emerging-media interactives to engage museum visitors with fundamental scientific concepts and important new discoveries.
Brian is an artist and computer scientist working in libraries and museums with a focus on the visualisation of large collections of information and media for the public. He is currently a data visualisation artist at the American Museum of Natural History where he designs interactive exhibits using scientific data and research.
Visualising your collections for immersive engagement
How can the scope, scale, and history of collections be understood when only ~3% is typically on display to the public? Collectionscope is an open source tool that visualises collections for exploration in immersive 3D digital environments. Using collection metadata, objects are plotted on multiple layouts — timeline, map, and racetrack — that can then be experienced on web and mixed reality platforms. See the Collectionscope engine in action and learn how you can use it to create custom visualisations of your collections.