Photo of Stewart Dickson lecturing on Tactile Mathematics (Photo by John Sullivan, UIUC)

Stewart Dickson

Visualization Research Programmer,
Illinois Simulator Laboratory
Beckman Institute South Facility, Room 12
2100 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Recent Activities

AMS Central Vis09 Tactile Research Group
8th Gathering '4' Gardner INTERSCULPT 2007 (Trip Report) (More detailed notes here)
2006 Applied Visualization Symposium 7th Gathering '4' Gardner
AEPR 2004 2005 Applied Visualization
MAP: Quarks-To_Quasars CSUN 2004 Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities
IEEE Visualization 2003 INTERSCULPT 2003
SIGGRAPH 2003 Conformal Geometry
DOE 2003 Computer Graphics Forum 11th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference
IEEE Supercomputing 2002 IEEE Visualization 2002
SciDAC Visualization Workshop 2002 SIGGRAPH 2002 (More detailed notes here)

Recent Publications

Creating tactile captions in three-dimensional computer-aided design and manufac turing, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Volume 11 Issue 5 2005

S. Dickson, L. Pouchard, R. Ward, G. Atkins, M. Cole, B. Lorensen and A. Ade, Linking Human Anatomy to Knowledgebases: A Visual Front End for Electronic Medical Records Proceedings of the 13th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

Creating Tactile Captions in Three-Dimensional Computer-Aided Design Proceedings of the California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference 2004.

Digital Character Construction in Walt Disney Pictures' Feature "Dinosaur", Proceedings of Convegno "Matematica e Cultura 2002", Venice, Italy.

Tactile Mathematics, Published in: " Mathematics and Art", Claude P. Bruter, Ed.; 2002: Springer-Verlag, Berlin. " ISBN 3-540-43422-4. Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Art and Mathematics, Maubeuge, France, 20-22 September, 2000.

Technical Statement: A Three-Dimensional Zoetrope of the Calabi-Yau Cross-Section Embedded in CP4. LEONARDO, the Journal of the ISAST (International Society of Arts, Science and Technology), Volume 36, Issue 3 (June 2003).

Recent Research


Digital Human/ Virtual Soldier Project

Mathematical models manufactured in collaboration with the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, the Digital Fabrication Lab, College of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Ford Concurrent Design and Manufacturing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Scientific Concretization

Tactile Mathematics DotsPlus3D

Braille Typesetting in 3-D Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing