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Every day we see our world: the natural world, ourselves, other people, and the results of our creation.  But what would happen if we could see them differently – from a new angle, a different point of view, or a fresh perspective?

The Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments seeks to create these new ways of seeing in order to help us interpret our world, reach new understandings, and improve the human condition.  Through their work and research the Vis Center faculty and staff create new views and interpretations of the everyday and the uncommon, through the fields of engineering, history, medicine, culture, science, technology, and art.

Keep up with current news, research projects and videos with the Vis Center iPhone application.

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Imaging the Iliad App
Meticulously crafted in Byzantium, a manuscript called the Venetus A is the oldest complete copy of Homer’s Iliad in existence.  It has been stored for 500 years in the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy, with only a handful of people able to view it in a year.  It thousand-year-old pages contain handwritten notes recording a tradition of scholarship going back t the Ptolemaic scholars of the second century BCE.

During the summer of 2007, researchers from the University of Kentucky, University of Houston, College of the Holy Cross, Furman University, and Brandeis University, in collaboration with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, gathered at the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy, to digitally preserve the Venetus A.

The Imaging the Iliad app combines the beautiful digital images of the Venetus A with an English translation of the text in a book-like experience.

To learn more about the digital imaging and other research fro the Vis Center, visit our website:

Download the Imaging the Iliad app here.