After two intensive weeks around Palo Alto in Stanford, Berkeley, San Francisco, Mountain View and San Jose, a visit to University of California Santa Barbara was scheduled for this third week. UCSB is a lively university with about 18,000 students. Its researchers have received five Nobel prizes. The university has a a beautiful location, with the ocean on one side and mountains on the other.
I was invited to UCSB by Prof. George Legrady who is a co-principal in the National Science Foundation IGERT Interactive Multimedia Research Program. With George, I had with my colleagues from the UIAH Media Lab a joint project in which we created an interactive museum installation called Pockets Full of Memories for the Pompidou Center in Paris. The installation was exhibited from 10 April to 3 September 2001.
During the visit, I have had a chance to meet many researchers with very interesting projects. I will later describe these in some detail.