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
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
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
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
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
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

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