ICAT Projects

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K2C

Groups of fifth graders from Virginia schools visited campus as part of the Virginia Career View Kindergarten-to-College program, designed to educate potential first-generation college students about higher education.

Workshop, Design-based curriculum
Jointly sponsored residency in digital storytelling and community narratives

Jointly sponsored residency in digital storytelling and community narratives by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, noted transmedia artist, theorist and musician to include community workshops, lectures, research roundtable, and a chapter for a book under development on the role of arts and culture in community change.

Digital storytelling, community narratives, residency, Workshop
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
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
Building Home Project

Participatory theatre and music project that will help gather qualitative data on community members’ thoughts and feelings about life in the region, and integrate these into the New River Valley Planning District Commission’s planning process.

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Theater, New River Valley, Participatory Theatre
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
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
Community calendar syndication hubs

A breakthrough technology in web-based community information management: Deploying a Microsoft infrastructure to support attention hubs curated by regional arts councils, theatre and cinema groups, technology councils, newspapers, hyper-local blogs, chambers of commerce, history museums, sports councils, and universities.

Web, Community, information management, hubs
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
3D Visualization for Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

A virtual fly through of the Center for the Arts allowing users to virtually move through the structure, getting a close-up view of the new building.

Architecture & Urban Studies Multidisciplinary project, real-world applications, 3D Visualization, studio art
Christiansburg Institute Oral History Project

During the fall 2012 semester students in two of Dr. David Cline's (History Dept.) Oral History classes worked in conjunction with the Christiansburg Institute, Inc. and the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association to record oral history interviews with alumni and other individuals associated with Christiansburg Institute.

Oral History, alumni, interviews
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
Integrating the Arts into a STEM-based Educator Scientist Partnership

This project at Blacksburg High School is designed to engage students in the “Art of Science” through several activities at the BHS STEM lab with Virginia Tech science and arts faculty.

Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies Data acquisition, Art of Science, Research, Student engagement
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
Interactive Audio-Visual Lantern Field

Lantern Field is a digitally interactive audio-visual installation consisting of folded mulberry paper illuminated with LED lights and daylight to create a multi-sensory space that responds to people's presence and behavior.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Sound spatialization, Interactive Light, Communal Interaction, Installation

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