We recently published our work in the design of scalable metadata environments!
The research was presented at the SPIE Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality conference in San Francisco and published in the proceedings.
Ruth G. West ; Todd Margolis ; Andrew Prudhomme ; Jürgen P. Schulze ; Iman Mostafavi ; J. P. Lewis ; Joachim Gossmann ; Rajvikram Singh. (2014) Scalable metadata environments (MDE): artistically impelled immersive environments for large-scale data exploration. Proc. SPIE 9012, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2014, 901205 (February 28, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2038673.
Link to the paper in the SPIE digital library is here: