IMPACT Projects

  • 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. The work was installed at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in April 2013.

  • L2Ork (pronounced as lohrk) stands for Linux Laptop Orchestra, World’s first orchestra of its kind built on Linux. Building upon the foundation established by PLOrk andSLOrk, L2Ork was founded by Dr Ivica Ico Bukvic in May 2009, as part of Virginia TechMusic Department’s Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS).

  • Mirror Worlds is an interdisciplinary project focused on creating a computing infrastructure for research across physical and digital environments. Each environment within Mirror Worlds is a two part system composed of a physical room/building and a coexisting virtual model of that physical space.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Location-based Media, an umbrella for Locative Audio, brings to composers the idea of customising and associating sonic ideas to a specific geolocation. Mobile technologies, such as the GPS smartphones employed for project and custom made software provide the core tools for its realisation.

  • Mind Body Interactive provides an online learning module (IDDL) for K-12 education. Possessing Preventive Care (integrative health practice) as a feature, the module helps build self-empowerment, promotes the use of artistic content to facilitate optimal performance and provides dynamic feedback.