ICAT Projects

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SeeMore

SeeMore is the collaborative brainchild of an artist and a computer scientist both driven to educate viewers as to the importance of parallel computational thinking.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Parallel Computing, Raspberry Pi, Data visualization, Sculpture
IDEAStudio collaborates with middle school teachers to explore STEM concepts in a design-based, transdisciplinary learning environment

Two eighth grade teachers spent the summer 2012 working with IDEAStudio team members to plan a design-based curriculum that emphasizes the important connections among disciplines.

Design, Curriculum, Exhibit, Design-based curriculum
Load Balancing for Massive Model Rendering using Multiple GPUs

In this work, a device-independent parallel algorithm is used to achieve high-performance rendering on a multi-GPU system.

Engineering 3D model, interaction, Visualization, Rendered 3D Models
Macronaut

Macronaut is a simple magnifying lens with a greater purpose. Used in conjunction with the Honors Design Seminar "Integrating Biology and Design" it serves as a tool to promote engagement in biological phenomena across disciplines.

Architecture & Urban Studies Magnifying lens, Biology, Design, Cross-disciplinary
A GPU-based Approach for Massive Model Rendering with Frame-to-Frame Coherence

This GPU-based approach enables the interactive rendering of large 3D models with hundreds of millions of triangles, contributing to the massive rendering research.

Engineering Massive rendering, GPU
Sound of Fractions

The Sound of Fractions is a micro-world and associated curriculum to teach key ideas about fractions to 6th graders (10-11 year olds) in a low-performing school who have not managed the basics of fractions, despite years of standard instruction.

Engineering micro-world, auditory teaching, fractions, visual representations
L2Ork

L2Ork (pronounced as lohrk) stands for Linux Laptop Orchestra, World’s first orchestra of its kind built on Linux.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences interactive, Programming, compositions, ensemble
Studio STEM/ICAT Summer Camp

Middle school students from southwest Virginia participated in a four day camp to save the seabirds by designing and building a solar car made of Legos that would pull seabird eggs over sand dunes in summer 2013.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Solar car, DIY, Creative Process, Legos
Virginia Tech graduate students lead hands-on workshop for visiting 5th graders through Virginia Career View’s Kindergarten to College program

Students of the IDEAStudio special study course, “Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities through Creative Technologies,” collaborated to deliver three one-hour workshops for elementary students during the spring 2012 semester.

Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Creative Technologies
Locative Audio

Location-Based Media, an umbrella for Locative Audio, brings composers and sound designer the idea of customizing and associating sonic ideas to a specific geolocation.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Sonic ideas, specific geolocation, mobile technologies
This Edge I Have to Jump

"This edge I have to jump" is a multi-screen, site specific video installation on the illusory and idiosyncratic nature of the creative process. The installation is a kinetic conversation, an immersive meditation, and an investigation into the compulsion to make, invent, and perform what otherwise would be intangible.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Multi-screen, Video Installation, Creative Process, Immersive Meditation
IDEAStudio launches special study course: Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities through Creative Technologies

In the fall semester of 2011, IDEAStudio team members implemented a transdisciplinary course that brought together students from industrial design, computer science, instructional design, and educational psychology with the purpose of collaborating to design educational products at the intersection of the arts, science, education, and creative technologies.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Industrial design, computer science, instructional design
Mind-Body Interactive

MBI explores intersections between gaming, technology, and integrative health practice with its current focus on distance-enabled exercise and monitoring of Taiji (Tai Chi) integrative health practice for the purpose of prevention and rehabilitation.

Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Arts, Technology, Engineering, and health
Text Analysis Toolbox

The goal of the Virginia Tech Text Analytics (VT-TAT) toolbox is to provide a web-based suite of text analytics tools for acquiring, transforming, and analyzing web and social media data. VT-TAT aims to enhance the accessibility and scalability of PamTAT, a functional Excel-based text analytics toolbox developed by the Pamplin College of Business, with support from Pamplin’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Deloitte.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business Text analytics, Content analysis
Sonification and Sound Spatialization

DISIS faculty and students continually engage in various creative projects involving sound spatialization, including artistic performances and installations, as well as the research of novel scientific concepts.

Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Sound spatialization, artistic performances and installations, research of novel scientific concepts

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