Humanities

During spring semester in Billie Lepczyk’s choreography course, students were introduced to an experimental choreographic project that blends dance, images, text, sound/music, and clips through the tool of technology. The ten students enrolled in the class representing eight different majors expressed issues of concern through their choreographic projects. Choreography was videotaped from five different perspectives.

This project aims to create a learning environment that is a hands-on, mixed-reality exhibit of the human experience in the contested landscape of World War I. Working in collaboration with French partners, David Hicks and his team plan to create an experience which leverages the ICAT Cube to impact a sense of what life was like for the people who lived and died during that terrible period in world history.

This new visualizing tool provides an interactive platform that assists one to browse the collections of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) to gain multiple cross-readings from the breadth of the archive. Data in the collections are more readable and contextualized in multiple ways, with a process akin to data mining, enabling less obvious relationships to emerge to forster alternative paths of research.

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. Participants in the course used the workshops to test progressive iterations of their Change Over Time project, which encourages students to visualize science concepts and create artistic representations of those concepts using a single sheet of paper.

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.

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