Earth Operations Center
How do we become better stewards of “Spaceship Earth?”
Inspired by a traditional spacecraft operations center, such as NASA’s Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston, we are collaborating with MIT and NASA to create an operations center for “Spaceship Earth” that integrates both earth systems and economic modeling.
This earth science research center will track the health and status of the Earth’s ecological subsystems and enable collaborative decision-making using both virtual and physical spaces.
- Developed a virtual reality prototype.
- Completed a first round of user testing of the prototype.
- Cited in a World Economic Forum white paper.
- Winner of Social Impact Award for Southwest Maker Fest. Photos here
Assistant Professor – ASU, School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) and School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE).
Computer engineering, augmented and virtual reality
NASA chief economist: economics, policy
Director – MIT Media Lab: earth/space sciences, media technology
Founding Director – ASU Media and Immersive eXperience Center
MFA Interdisciplinary Digital Media Performance