RDorit Research Proposal
- Robert Dorit (email@example.com)
- Spring 2011
- Type of work
- Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits
- Knowledge required
- Java and some graphics programming. A knowledge of Processing a plus. Knowledge of Mathematica useful.
- This project is an effort to create a dynamic visualization of the shape space of snail shells.
(see http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ModelOfShellGrowth/ for an example)
We would like to integrate this modeling with a visualization of possible shape space. Ideally users would be able to point anywhere in this idealized three-dimensional shape space and see the resulting shell shape. In addition, we might wish to link the resulting shape with any extant or fossil forms that lie in close proximity.