ICAT Projects

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Virtual Jamestown: The Paspahegh Settlement

The virtual Paspahegh project is a 3D virtual re-creation of a Native American village near Jamestown that was active during the early contact period.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 3D virtual re-creation
Virtual IAWA

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.

Architecture & Urban Studies Architecture, Design, Education, computer science 7/28/15
Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble: "Resonance on the Walls"
On December 4, 2014, the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Annie Stevens presented “Resonance on the Walls”, a unique concert in the Moss Arts Center’s multimedia enhanced space, the CUBE.
Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Natural Resources & Environment Performing Arts & Techology 8/1/14
Virginia Tech graduate students lead hands-on workshop for visiting 5th graders through Virginia Career View’s Kindergarten to College program

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.

Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Creative Technologies
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
This Edge I Have to Jump

"This edge I have to jump" is a multi-screen, site specific video installation on the illusory and idiosyncratic nature of the creative process. The installation is a kinetic conversation, an immersive meditation, and an investigation into the compulsion to make, invent, and perform what otherwise would be intangible.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Multi-screen, Video Installation, Creative Process, Immersive Meditation
The Talking Band’s Marcellus Shale Residency

This three-day residency initiated a long-term research partnership between Human Computer Interaction, digital archives, and community development. MSP, a national initative to develop regional productions of The Talking Band’s play, Marcellus Shale, in communities effected by, or concerned with fracking, allowed VTArtWorks to research and build a preliminary prototype of its visionary communication and discovery platform that combines an on-line professional exchange forum for community-based art making with interfacing capacity to access an online archival repository of multimedia artifacts.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering computer science, Performing Arts 11/12/15
The Orb

The Orb is a data visualization showcasing research projects associated with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Data visualization, ICAT PR, presentation tools 4/11/14
The Emotional Response and Impact of Visual Stimuli in Virtual and Built Environments

Recent advances in real-time global illumination (e.g., Unity3D and Unreal game engines) provide exciting new opportunities for the next generation of virtual reality (VR) applications, ranging from lighting design for built environments, psychological studies to art creation.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Science Visual Reality, Built Environments 7/1/15
Text Analysis Toolbox

The goal of the Virginia Tech Text Analytics (VT-TAT) toolbox is to provide a web-based suite of text analytics tools for acquiring, transforming, and analyzing web and social media data. VT-TAT aims to enhance the accessibility and scalability of PamTAT, a functional Excel-based text analytics toolbox developed by the Pamplin College of Business, with support from Pamplin’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Deloitte.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business Text analytics, Content analysis
Studio STEM/ICAT Summer Camp

Middle school students from southwest Virginia participated in a four day camp to save the seabirds by designing and building a solar car made of Legos that would pull seabird eggs over sand dunes in summer 2013.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Solar car, DIY, Creative Process, Legos
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
StockBubbler: A Tool for Stock Market Bubble Visualization

StockBubbler is an interactive visualization tool for observing stock market data and predicting the onset of a stock market bubble burst.

Pamplin College of Business, Engineering Information visualization, financial data visualization 4/11/14
Stepping into the Past Through Visualization: Exploring America’s Forgotten War

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.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Education, Social Sciences, Human Science, Humanities 7/1/16
Sound of Fractions

The Sound of Fractions is a micro-world and associated curriculum to teach key ideas about fractions to 6th graders (10-11 year olds) in a low-performing school who have not managed the basics of fractions, despite years of standard instruction.

Engineering micro-world, auditory teaching, fractions, visual representations

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