The Library’s Collaborative University Research and Visualization Environment (CURVE) is a technology-rich discovery space supporting the research and digital scholarship of students, faculty, and staff.
The CURVE’s mission is to enhance research and visualizations by providing technology and spaces that promote interdisciplinary engagement, collaborative investigation and innovative inquiry.
The CURVE’s centerpiece technology, the interactWall, is a large-scale video wall that is flexible and easy to use—yet powerful enough to render complex models and visualizations. The wall itself measures 24 by 4.5 feet, with more than 25 million active pixels.
Students, faculty and staff engaged in research, digital scholarship and original creative activities can reserve the interactWall. When accommodations can be met, you may also reserve the interactWall for workshops, invited speakers, one-time class lectures, and related educational and training purposes. Reservations require approval of use and project.
For those wishing to use PowerPoint, download the interactWall PowerPoint template so your content will expand across the entire interactWall.
3D Scanning Workstations
Complete with two NextEngine 3D Laser Scanners and Alienware PCs, this suite can meet your 3D scanning needs.
These terminals are for business and financial research using the Bloomberg data service.
Collaborative Research Workstations
These workstations support advanced research, digital scholarship and original creative activities for groups or individuals.
- Three PC workstations
- Two Mac Pro workstations
- One Touchscreen PC workstation
- CURVE workstation software list
- Reserve a Collaborative Workstation
This workstation is for financial research using Datastream.
Research Data Services Consultation Workstation
This workstation provides a space for one-on-one consultations with the Research Data Services Team and for researchers needing to use the Mplus software, which is installed solely on this workstation.
Virtual Reality Workstation
Customized for VR development, this Alienware workstation includes 3D modeling, photogrammetry and game engine software. It also includes an HTC Vive for viewing what you have built in VR. Reservations for this workstation require approval of use and project.
History of the CURVE
Read about the history of CURVE’s design and construction.