ICAT Projects

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Sonification and Sound Spatialization

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.

Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Sound spatialization, artistic performances and installations, research of novel scientific concepts
smART Field

The research efforts associated with smART field focus on developing a solution that integrates luminous materials into an all weather and ADA compliant solution to paths on the Drillfield in order to enhance the integrity of the Drillfield as a “green room” at the center of the Virginia Tech campus.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Architecture, Engineering, Design, Education 1/1/16
SeeMore

SeeMore is the collaborative brainchild of an artist and a computer scientist both driven to educate viewers as to the importance of parallel computational thinking.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Parallel Computing, Raspberry Pi, Data visualization, Sculpture
Second Saturday Science Program

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.

Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Creative Technologies 4/6/12
Salt Marsh Suite

Organized in five movements, Salt Marsh Suite is an original video/sound installation and performance. Based on field observation, 3D laser scanning, imagery, and sound recordings collected in a North Carolina coastal estuary, the piece connects art and science, weaving the lines between the lives of the marsh animals and plants and the strong environmental (and human) forces that shape their existences.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Interactive video/sound installation, Salt Marsh, Animal behaviors, Human forces
Reusable Form for Producing Custom-Fit Grips

The goal of this project was to develop a reusable form that can capture the interior shape of a person’s grip for the purpose of manufacturing custom-fit grips for products such as motorcycles, professional cutlery, golf clubs, and more.

Engineering 3D Visualization 4/10/15
REAL Pedagogy: Using Theatre Arts Performance Techniques as Instructional Strategies for STEM Learning

This presentation features a research and outreach project that focuses on the creation of a teacher professional development model that employs theatre arts techniques to engage high school students in STEM learning.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences STEM, Theatre Arts, instructional design, Neuroscience 7/1/15
Puppy Project

The planned project is to employ safe, noninvasive motion capture and 3D visualization tools to study canine puppy socialization behaviors in a newly developed portable motion capture unit. 

Architecture & Urban Studies 3D Visualization 11/1/12
Psychopathy and Lack of Affective Empathy: Cardiac Correlates in College Students

Previous research provides a strong argument for the hypothesis that cardiac measures are related to empathy, with empathic sadness related to a heart rate (HR) decrease and empathic happiness related to a HR increase, even compared to other physiological variables.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Health, psychology, and health
Parametric Sign Shack

The Parametric Sign Shack is an exploration in curvilinear surfaces constructed of two dimensional panels. 

 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Environmental 2/1/15
Origins of Innovation

Origins of Innovation graduate seminar investigates how innovation has become the organizing frame for work across the arts, design, engineering, and sciences. With students from programs across campus we explore the boundaries, methods, hype, and deeper meanings of “innovation.”

Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Graduate education, graduate collaboration, innovation 6/10/14
OPERAcraft

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

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences opera, minecraft, mod
NuSpark

NuSpark is a multi-faceted start-up resource connecting the New River and Roanoke valleys of Virginia with the goal of creating 10 new start-ups and generating $10 million in cash flow within two years.

Start-up Resource, Collaboration space, Innovators, New Ventures
Numerical Modeling of Human Crowd Dynamics Engineering Digital Interaction 8/1/14
New Town Project

New Town was an African American neighborhood in Blacksburg, Virginia from the late 19th century until the mid- 1960’s. It consisted of Gilbert Street and a small lane that were home to about 20 families.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 1/1/13

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