Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that combines computer science and art, specializing in advanced visualization and networking technologies.
EVL, established in 1973, was originally, a joint effort of University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Engineering and The School of Art & Design, EVL represents the oldest formal collaboration between engineering and art in the US.
EVL’s research in advanced visualization and networking techniques and technologies includes: distributed computing/visualization, collaborative software, development of viable, scalable, deployable visualization instrumentation, and management of next-generation advanced networking initiatives.
Globally noted for its invention of CAVE™ virtual reality theater (1991), EVL has continued the tradition of designing and deploying visualization and networking instruments to support collaboration among co-located and remote experts requiring interactive ultra-high-resolution and stereoscopic imagery. Among EVL’s developed display technologies are: ImmersaDesk™, PARIS™, GeoWall, Geowall2, Varrier, LambdaVision, LambdaTable, TacTile, Cyber-Commons, and the CAVE2 (coming soon).