With the joint efforts of ICAT students, and under the leadership of Jacquelyn Pontious, a community mural was created in the playroom of ICAT, also known as the Sandbox. The aim of the mural was multifold. It not only encouraged community participation, but also provided a special physical place to each ICAT student where he can showcase his work.
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. Interact Studio is collaborating with the university's Office of Learning Technologies and Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG) to host the residency.