ICAT Projects

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3D Visualization for Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

A virtual fly through of the Center for the Arts allowing users to virtually move through the structure, getting a close-up view of the new building.

Architecture & Urban Studies Multidisciplinary project, real-world applications, 3D Visualization, studio art
Christiansburg Institute Oral History Project

During the fall 2012 semester students in two of Dr. David Cline's (History Dept.) Oral History classes worked in conjunction with the Christiansburg Institute, Inc. and the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association to record oral history interviews with alumni and other individuals associated with Christiansburg Institute.

Oral History, alumni, interviews
OPERAcraft

OPERAcraft's goal is to provide an opportunity for K-12 students to create and perform a fully produced virtual opera.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences opera, minecraft, mod
Integrating the Arts into a STEM-based Educator Scientist Partnership

This project at Blacksburg High School is designed to engage students in the “Art of Science” through several activities at the BHS STEM lab with Virginia Tech science and arts faculty.

Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies Data acquisition, Art of Science, Research, Student engagement
Trauma Room Simulation

This realistic medical simulation for training utilizes user-generated training protocols and has been evaluated by senior trauma room interns at Carilion Hospital.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Simulation, medical training
Interactive Audio-Visual Lantern Field

Lantern Field is a digitally interactive audio-visual installation consisting of folded mulberry paper illuminated with LED lights and daylight to create a multi-sensory space that responds to people's presence and behavior.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Sound spatialization, Interactive Light, Communal Interaction, Installation
Psychopathy and Lack of Affective Empathy: Cardiac Correlates in College Students

Previous research provides a strong argument for the hypothesis that cardiac measures are related to empathy, with empathic sadness related to a heart rate (HR) decrease and empathic happiness related to a HR increase, even compared to other physiological variables.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Health, psychology, and health
Four Four Beat Project

The Four Four Beat Project, originally established in 2007 as the HipHop2020 Curriculum Project, is a digital pedagogies initiative seeded in 2012 by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the School of Education at Virginia Tech.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
Integrating Data for Emotional Assessment: Applications for Interpersonal Deception and Food Interaction Decisions

The connection of sub-conscious emotions occurring “in the moment” to conscious decisions is not understood. Our project is studying unconscious (uncontrolled) activities in the brain, the face, and the body at the moment when a person is confronted with an emotional situation.

Agriculture & Life Sciences, Pamplin College of Business, Engineering, Science Emotion, affect, deception, food
A Crowd Modeling Framework for Socially Plausible Animation Behaviors

A high-level behavioral model generates appropriate animated behavior that includes synchronized body orientation and gesture of individual actors within the simulation.

Engineering Crowd modeling, animated behaviors, human interaction, Animation
Studio STEM 2.0: Alternative Informal Learning Environments

When the after-school curriculum encompasses engineering design, the challenge is greater due to the difficulty in assessing intangibles such as design and deep conceptual knowledge. Traditional paper and pencil assessments are difficult to administer amidst the controlled chaos of engineering design and counteractive to the essence of informal learning spaces.

Design-based curriculum
Between the Pyramid and the Labyrinth

The installation, Between the Pyramid and the Labyrinth, is a project developed with design students from the course Textile Space. The project provided a responsive environment and a framework for ICAT’s Tech-or-Treat exhibit.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering interactive space, responsive environment
A Real-time system of Crowd Rendering: Parallel LOD and Texture Preserving Approach on GPU

This real-time crowd rendering system on GPUs specifically focuses on preserving texture appearance in progressive LOD-based mesh simplification algorithms.

Engineering Real-time crowd rendering system, texture appearance
Fractional Drumming

Fractional Drumming is a prototype tool that allows students to create musical lines for different instruments that represent different patterns corresponding to fractions and then pose questions about the meaning.

Engineering
Cloud

Cloud is an interactive art installation consisting of fifty sound- and light-emitting cloudlets that respond to other cloudlets and visitors.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Visual art, sonic art, Technology, interactive space

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