The Orb is a data visualization showcasing research projects associated with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech.
The Parametric Sign Shack is an exploration in curvilinear surfaces constructed of two dimensional panels.
The project “Connected Vehicle Derby” is a collaboration between ICAT and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Related to this project is an event being organized on Thursday, May 1st, from 5:30 to 8:30pm in the Cube (Moss Arts Center).
Kinesthetic Field is a full-body, kinesthetic approach to revealing electromagnetic fields. It is a concept for a public installation that allows people in separate locations to physically interact with each other through direct manipulation of dynamic sculptures. The installation consists of two or more nodes connected by a wireless electronic network.
ICAT is a university-level research institute positioned at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering and science
A corporate grant will fund efforts to transform an existing Virginia Tech classroom into a living laboratory to support learning strategies that promote engagement, creativity, and collaboration, while helping researchers better understand patterns of active learning.
The educational arm of Steelcase, a company that produces office furniture and architectural and technology products, awarded one of its Active Learning Center grants to a team led by Timothy Baird, assistant professor of geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment and senior fellow for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
DURHAM, N.C. — Sound will literally wash over you during a special spatial sound exhibit at the Durham Armory during Moogfest this week.
A3 (Audio Cubed) will host this 360-degree sound experience starting Thursday afternoon. Featuring more than 20 independent audio sources, the sound is designed to come from every angle throughout each performance.
A3 has been working with Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology for the project.
“The music is going to be all around you. It is going to be moving. You might hear things coming on one way or from behind you,” Virginia Tech grad student Ryan McHugh said. “This is one of the largest scale spatial audio performances that has been done in the states.”
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is teaming up with Blacksburg Middle School to create a virtual reality laboratory and integrate virtual reality technology into the middle school learning experience.
Jonathan Bradley, the innovative technologies coordinator for learning environments at the University Libraries, is assisting in the creation of this pilot installation to spark a larger initiative to bring virtual reality to all Montgomery County public middle schools.
April 30 marked the sixth annual ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day. The day celebrates the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design. Exhibitors from all over campus and across the state displayed their projects at the Moss Arts Center. The theme of the 2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day was Trace, as in to find or discover by investigation, to take a particular path or route, an indication of the existence of something, palimpsest, and a small road.
Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her notebook as she outlines a project that transports students to Washington, D.C., and Beijing to explore political issues that affect both the United States and China. She hopes the technology will motivate students to solve global issues through collaboration.
Center for Human Computer Interaction
The Center for HCI at Virginia Tech is a university-wide research center and a world leader in both the design of novel interactive experiences and the study of human interaction with and through technology.
Center for Research in SEAD Education
CRSE serves as the university-level mechanism to strategically propagate expertise in research and evaluation related to formal and informal P-12 education in science, engineering arts, and design (SEAD).