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Humanities Visualization Space

The Humanities Visualization Space (HVS), located in the Liberal Arts & Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 433 at Texas A&M University, supports the research community by providing visualization technologies in an immersive physical space. The HVS serves TAMU faculty, staff, and students conducting audio-visual research, artistic exhibitions and experiments, demonstrations for groups and courses, and presentations of interactive digital content.

HVS students

Hardware and Software

The Humanities Visualization Space consists of:

    • Fifteen 46” LCD monitors in a 5×3 configuration, with a total resolution of 9600×3240
    • Touchscreen capability
    • 10.2 speaker system

Powered by:

    • 4 NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics cards with 16GB total GDDR5 memory and 6144 CUDA cores available for computation
    • 1 NVIDIA Quadro K600 card with 1GB GDDR5 RAM used to power the control monitor
    • 1 HP workstation with:
        • 2 Intel Xeon 6234 processors operating at 3.3 GHz on 16 cores
        • 256GB of DDR RAM
        • SSD RAID configuration

Available software:

    • Oxygen XML Editor
    • SAGE 3
    • Microsoft Office
    • Variety of open source software installed on an as-needed basis

Reserve the HVS

The HVS can be reserved for events (e.g., workshops, guest speakers, and other events utilizing the interactive visualization space), teaching (e.g., special class lectures, class projects, or discussion periods), and research. The room accommodates up to 25 people.

To request to reserve the HVS, please fill out an application here. We recommend answering application questions in a Word document and saving it for your records before pasting it into our form for submission.

Acknowledgement and Recognition of Support

CoDHR recognizes and thanks the following donors and contributors for their support and continuing commitment in the creation and operation of the Humanities Visualization Space:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Tier-One Program (TOP) Grant: Integration of Multidisciplinary Research and Creative Activites into the Learning Experience
        • Patrick Burkart, Professor, Department of Communication
        • Stephen Caffey, Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
        • Philip Galanter, Associate Professor, Department of Visualization
        • Laura Mandell, Professor, Department of English, Director, Center of Digital Humanities Research