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OpenLab and Art Department Undergraduate Leslie Thompson featured models in UX Magazine

Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 8:00 am to Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 7:59 am

The model shown above, called “Moon Splat,” from UC Santa Cruz OpenLab’s 3D stroboscopic zoetrope, is a series of physical models created by sculptor Leslie Thompson from computer simulations of an impact between the moon and a smaller companion. The model is not necessarily designed to portray an exact correspondence to reality, but to help researchers perceive concepts in novel, interesting, and useful ways.