IQ-Wall at MMWC

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is currently hosting an Indiana University IQ-Wall, developed by the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab to promote innovative research and education using information-rich, ultra-resolution displays.

Available for use by IU faculty, students, and staff, the IQ-Wall consists of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels. The device is managed via a Windows 7 computer, and has an ease of operation comparable to most desktops and laptops. From PowerPoint to geospatial mapping, a variety of software programs are available, and additional software may be installed upon request. The IQ-Wall is also networked for web-based work, and USB ports are available for data transfer. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to utilize the device for a wide range of activities including research, teaching, and learning. Course instruction, digital exhibitions, complex visualization, and game simulations are just a few of the possible uses for the device.

The IQ-Wall is also a crucial resource for the research program of the MMWC. MMWC researchers are deploying the IQ-Wall for innovative research visualizations of the museum's photograph and object collections, as well as a platform for the development of research-based exhibitions and digital humanities projects. In addition, the IQ-Wall serves the museum's educational and public programming, powering unique events to animate the museum's collections and to explore the diversity of world cultural traditions in novel ways.

If you're interested in how you might be able to incorporate the IQ-Wall into your work, or to schedule an IQ-Wall session, please contact the MMWC at mathers@indiana.edu.

The installation in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures is a collaborative effort of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Advanced Visualization Lab, with assistance from the IU Libraries. The Advanced Visualization Lab at IU is a unit of the Research Technologies division of UITS; Research Technologies is a Pervasive Technology Institute Cyberinfrastructure and Service Center.