ICAT Projects

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CubeFest

Cube Fest: Massively Multichannel Music, a three-day spatial music festival produced in partnership with ICAT and the Moss Arts Center.

Audio Technology, Visualization, Spatial Music, Performance Art 8/5/16
Design Thinking in Middle School 6/5/14
Development and Demonstration of the AURA Building Enclosure System

This research seeks to develop and demonstrate a new dynamic building enclosure system, the AURA, that actively responds to environmental conditions such as sun and light while transforming the boundary between indoors and out. 

Architecture & Urban Studies Environmental 1/1/14
Drummer Game

Drummer Game is a real-time strategy game in which players control an army of terra cotta warriors by using Chinese drums as controllers.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Gaming
Dynamic Analysis of Large Datasets with Animated and Correlated Views

We introduce a GPU-accelerated visual analytics tool with the design objective to identify temporal patterns from large and complex data.

Engineering Visual analyics tool, automatic animation, disjunctive data filters, and time-synced visualization of multiple datasets
Dynamic Responsive Facade

Initially conceptualized as a response to solar shading needs, the design for the Flower Wall was inspired by the natural beauty of phototropic response from flowers, such as a sunflower or morning glory.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Dynamic Responsive Facade, Flower Wall, Phototropism, Digital Fabrication
Emergency Evacuation Planning for Lane Stadium

A real-time crowd simulation system based on an accurate 3D model of Lane stadium will be implemented as well as an emergency evacuation plan with real-time crowd simulation for different emergency scenarios, like lightening or a bomb threat.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering interactive, Simulation, Visualization, Evacuation plan 5/9/14
Expressive Speech-Driven Facial Animation

Using a machine learning approach that relies on a database of speech related high-fidelity facial motions, a generative model of expressive facial motion that incorporates emotion control while maintaining accurate lip-synching is created.

Engineering Motion synthesis, speech, facial modeling
Extending Creativity Through a Multidisciplinary Choreographic Digital Project

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. 

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Science business, Design, Education, Human Science 1/4/16
Fog Harp

Fog Harp aims to develop a full scale model to test a promising, potentially revolutionary fog collecting technology. 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Architecture, Design, Engineering 8/22/16
FORM: Line-Plane-Solid

The traveling exhibition FORM: Line-Plane-Solid responds to a need for new discussion about form within industrial design education. We attempt to renew the concept of form-giving through an iterative and rigorous process of making.

Architecture & Urban Studies digital visualization, Industrial design 8/1/13
Four Four Beat Project

The Four Four Beat Project, originally established in 2007 as the HipHop2020 Curriculum Project, is a digital pedagogies initiative seeded in 2012 by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the School of Education at Virginia Tech.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
Fractional Drumming

Fractional Drumming is a prototype tool that allows students to create musical lines for different instruments that represent different patterns corresponding to fractions and then pose questions about the meaning.

Engineering
Fusality for Stream and Field

Researchers supported by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology are developing an interactive 3D environment that will bring together data from multiple research locations, including water quality data, to produce more comprehensive models and analytics for community ecosystem monitoring, targeting ongoing research activities at Stroubles Creek and the Catawba Sustainability Center. 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Natural Resources & Environment Water Quality Research, Ecosystem Monitoring, 3D Modeling Environment 7/1/15
Gendered Arrangements

Gendered Arrangements, an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies program in the department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, is in response to the third goal of promoting gender equality and empowering women.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Digital production, Event 6/10/14

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