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Undergraduate student innovators are finding creative solutions to complex problems

From a workstation prototype that will improve the working conditions for operating room nurses to an infrastructure system designed to protect communities from natural disasters, interdisciplinary teams of Virginia Tech students fueled by university funding are finding creative solutions to real-world problems.

Cube Fest 2018 > Call for Proposals

Cube Fest 2018 is a festival featuring one of the largest multichannel audio systems on the planet, the Cube. We invite composers, musicians, and sound artists to submit works for large numbers of loudspeakers, for presentation at CUBE Fest 2018. Installations, fixed media works, and performances are all welcome. Selected works will be presented in either the Cube, or the Perform studio, which houses a 24.4 speaker Genelec system.

Middle School Students Build Instruments from Technology at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Middle school students from around the region this week built musical instruments using some of the technology at Virginia Tech. These kids used laptops, computer programs, electronic sensors, and 3-D printers to turn junk into music. Those in charge say the project combines science, engineering, arts, and design.

ESCHER Humanoid Robot

A Virginia Tech art professor and visual communication design professor are working with one of the university’s engineering departments to improve the aesthetics and utility of protective body panels for a robot built by Virginia Tech students to complete search-and-rescue tasks.

First Cube Fest to open Virginia Tech’s unique room to the public

BLACKSBURG – The familiar sounds of a cash register, clanking change and a Pink Floyd bass line filled Virginia Tech’s Cube. Something’s different about this performance. Sound waves are traveling in different ways and coming from totally different angles to create an immersive experience that’s so different from Pink Floyd’s mono sound from stereos around the world via the first song on side two of “Dark Side of the Moon.”

The 2016 Spatial Music Workshop at Virginia Tech: Call for Proposals

BLACKSBURG – The familiar sounds of a cash register, clanking change and a Pink Floyd bass line filled Virginia Tech’s Cube. Something’s different about this performance. Sound waves are traveling in different ways and coming from totally different angles to create an immersive experience that’s so different from Pink Floyd’s mono sound from stereos around the world via the first song on side two of “Dark Side of the Moon.”

Virginia Tech’s first immersive environment specialist makes virtual reality accessible

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are changing the research landscape. Scientists can now be transported to any place in the universe, physically explore massive sets of data, visualize and interact with spatial structures of molecules, and walk through a building before it has been constructed.