ICAT is a university-level research institute positioned at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering and science

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is an organization of individuals, teams, and communities that create, innovate, and inspire without regard for discipline boundaries or limitations.

We are a collection of artists, designers, engineers, and scientists coming together in a living laboratory that fosters creativity and promotes critical reflection.

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Upcoming Events

  1. ICAT Playdate: Semester Kick Off

    August 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-5
  2. ICAT Playdate: Aesthetics of Contemporary Science Research

    August 31 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-5
  3. ICAT Playdate: CRSE

    September 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-5

"Walking around in the Cube in a headset feels simultaneously retro and futuristic"

The Cube is highly-adaptable and has been used to create immersive environments, intimate performances, audio and visual installations, research, and experimental investigations of all kinds.

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We are now accepting 2018 requests for proposals. The institute encourages proposals that may involve one or more of the university’s three land grant university missions.

Proposals must be transdisciplinary in nature and explore some aspect of technology and at least two of the following areas represented by the Institute and its studios...

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Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

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