Garden Aotearoa

XR Tumor Evolution Project

B. Lawrence (NZ), T. Robb (NZ), B. Woodhouse (NZ), D. Hurley (NZ), M. Davis (NZ), U. Rieger (NZ), Y. Liu (NZ), R. McColl (NZ), S. Masoud-Ansari (NZ), J. Reeve (NZ), Charlotta Windahl (SE/NZ)

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Wed Sep 7, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Learning Center

XR Tumor Evolution Project (XRTEP) is an immersive arena that combines physical architecture with digital clinical information. XRTEP is a hybrid environment that seeks social interaction between participants — experts and otherwise — and furnishes them with tools and data in space to enable real-time collaboration around how and why cancer spreads in the human body. An interactive holographic model of a single cancer patient and their many tumors is located at the center of a curated physical and digital space. Participants watch tumors grow, shrink, and spread over time; discern patterns in the data, and connect them to their spatial origins. Combining human-computer interaction with traditional spatial-material practice, XRTEP provokes discussion and anticipates disagreement. Hypotheses form and reform, through new connections being drawn by and between people, artefacts and data — in time and space.

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The arc/sec Lab for Cyber-Physical Design and Interactive Systems explores real-time Reactive Architecture through the fusion of digital information and physical constructions. The NETwork! Program is a NZ-wide alliance of cancer clinicians and scientists working together to manage and study neuroendocrine cancers (NETs). The Centre for eResearch pioneers the development of high-quality research infrastructure and services on behalf of the University of Auckland.


The patient, and her supportive whānau, who made this research possible through her generous donation; Cristin Print (FMHS), Kate Parker (Waitematā District Health Board), Cherie Blenkiron (FMHS), Peter Tsai (FMHS), Yvette Wharton (CeR), Jenny Lee Roper (CeR), Bianca Haux (CeR), Nick Young (CeR), Denice Belsten (School of Architecture and Planning), Jack Guo (School of Architecture and Planning), Charlotta Windahl (SE/NZ)