Flatland is the virtual environment developed to perform these investigations. Using Flatland as the base environment scientists can visualize and explore both their data and the computations that manipulate that data. Imagine, if you will, a scientist able to examine the real-time results of a simulation and, when he notices an anomally he would like to investigate, he turns to the program running the simulation and examines the code, possibly changing it on the fly. This is the dream of Flatland.
Thomas P. Caudell, University of New Mexico
Kenneth L. Summers, University of New Mexico
University of Hawaii (Telehealth Research Institute)
National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center (SimCen)