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
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

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