ICAT Projects

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FORM: Line-Plane-Solid

The traveling exhibition FORM: Line-Plane-Solid responds to a need for new discussion about form within industrial design education. We attempt to renew the concept of form-giving through an iterative and rigorous process of making.

Architecture & Urban Studies digital visualization, Industrial design 8/1/13
Make-to-Learn Workshop

Area makers ages 13-18 were invited to share what they make with the world at Virginia Tech’s first Make-to-Learn Workshop.  Participants completed projects and learned how to identify, document, and explain their process.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Workshop, Event, Engineering-oriented projects, traditional arts and crafts 4/6/13
Analysis and Assessment of a Pilot Study: iPad and iMovie Integrated into Creative Dance Curriculum

Creative Dance is a course within the Curriculum for Lib- eral Education at Virginia Tech. During Summer Session I, 2013 the iPad and iMovie were required tools for the final dance assignment of this course.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Performing Arts, Art and technology 4/1/13
New Town Project

New Town was an African American neighborhood in Blacksburg, Virginia from the late 19th century until the mid- 1960’s. It consisted of Gilbert Street and a small lane that were home to about 20 families.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 1/1/13
Puppy Project

The planned project is to employ safe, noninvasive motion capture and 3D visualization tools to study canine puppy socialization behaviors in a newly developed portable motion capture unit. 

Architecture & Urban Studies 3D Visualization 11/1/12
Caine's Arcade - Global Cardboard Challenge

At the annual ICAT Global Cardboard Challenge event parents and children collaborate to brainstorm, design, build, cut, paint, prototype, test, and play cardboard arcade games – going through the entire design process in one half day.

Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 10/6/12
Maker Camp

ICAT studio heads, researchers, and graduate students welcome nearly thirty middle and high school-aged students to a week-long camp designed to harness students’ creativity and encourage them to act on their curiosity.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences DIY, Robotics, Engineering 7/30/12
Second Saturday Science Program

The Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology took some of its projects on the road, bringing a group of interactive exhibitions that merged creative technologies with the arts and education to the Science Museum of Western Virginia for its “Second Saturday Science” program.

Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Creative Technologies 4/6/12
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
3D Model Organic Surfaces

To help lower the learning curve for 3D modeling, we have been exploring more natural 3D interaction in this domain. Our key insight is that a physical input device made of flexible material can be directly molded and shaped by the user into a representation of the desired surface.

Engineering 3D Modeling, Organic Surfaces
K2C

Groups of fifth graders from Virginia schools visited campus as part of the Virginia Career View Kindergarten-to-College program, designed to educate potential first-generation college students about higher education.

Workshop, Design-based curriculum
Jointly sponsored residency in digital storytelling and community narratives

Jointly sponsored residency in digital storytelling and community narratives by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, noted transmedia artist, theorist and musician to include community workshops, lectures, research roundtable, and a chapter for a book under development on the role of arts and culture in community change.

Digital storytelling, community narratives, residency, Workshop
Dynamic Responsive Facade

Initially conceptualized as a response to solar shading needs, the design for the Flower Wall was inspired by the natural beauty of phototropic response from flowers, such as a sunflower or morning glory.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Dynamic Responsive Facade, Flower Wall, Phototropism, Digital Fabrication
Drummer Game

Drummer Game is a real-time strategy game in which players control an army of terra cotta warriors by using Chinese drums as controllers.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Gaming

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