ICAT Projects

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Load Balancing for Massive Model Rendering using Multiple GPUs

In this work, a device-independent parallel algorithm is used to achieve high-performance rendering on a multi-GPU system.

Engineering 3D model, interaction, Visualization, Rendered 3D Models
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
Maker Camp

ICAT studio heads, researchers, and graduate students welcome nearly thirty middle and high school-aged students to a week-long camp designed to harness students’ creativity and encourage them to act on their curiosity.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences DIY, Robotics, Engineering 7/30/12
Caine's Arcade - Global Cardboard Challenge

At the annual ICAT Global Cardboard Challenge event parents and children collaborate to brainstorm, design, build, cut, paint, prototype, test, and play cardboard arcade games – going through the entire design process in one half day.

Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 10/6/12
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
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
Analysis and Assessment of a Pilot Study: iPad and iMovie Integrated into Creative Dance Curriculum

Creative Dance is a course within the Curriculum for Lib- eral Education at Virginia Tech. During Summer Session I, 2013 the iPad and iMovie were required tools for the final dance assignment of this course.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Performing Arts, Art and technology 4/1/13
Make-to-Learn Workshop

Area makers ages 13-18 were invited to share what they make with the world at Virginia Tech’s first Make-to-Learn Workshop.  Participants completed projects and learned how to identify, document, and explain their process.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Workshop, Event, Engineering-oriented projects, traditional arts and crafts 4/6/13
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
Cardboard Challenge 2013

Kids age 6 to 12 were invited to bring an adult and build a cardboard arcade game at ICAT’s second annual Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge.

9/28/13
Mirror Worlds

Mirror Worlds, a project funded by the National Science Foundation, researches human interaction by studying behavior and emotion in both the physical and virtual environment.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Virtual environment, sensors, tracking, smart spaces 12/19/13
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
3D Printing Flexible Textile Structures

The DREAMS Lab together with Negar Kalantar and Alireza Borhani have collaborated on researching Flexible Textile Structures with 3D Printed fabrics. Flexible textile structures is an exploration into printed fabrics.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering 3D printing, Flexible Textile Structures 3/24/14
NETS 1.0
This design will turn the prominent fly towerspace of the Street & Davis Performance Hall into a responsive environment.
Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Environmental 4/1/14

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