ICAT Projects

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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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