Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

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ICAT at Virginia Tech

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) brings together scientists, engineers, artists, and designers to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems. Powered by advanced technology and networks of talented and creative people, ICAT brings together and supports teams of faculty and students from across academic disciplines to address particular needs, ranging from large societal problems to industry-specific challenges.

Fog Harp

It is estimated that two-thirds of the world's population already live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least one month of the year. A passive, durable, and effective method of water collection that has become an important avenue to clean water for many, fog harvesting consists of catching the microscopic droplets of water suspended in the wind that make up fog. Discover how an interdisciplinary research team at Virginia Tech has improved the traditional design of fog nets to increase their collection capacity by threefold.

Fog Harp

ICAT Studios

The Cube is a four-story-high, state-of-the-art theatre and high tech laboratory that serves multiple platforms of creative practice by faculty, students, and national and international guest artists and researchers.

The Cube

Center for Educational Networks and Impacts

The Center for Educational Networks and Impacts advances high quality SEAD teaching and learning opportunities in the P-12 contexts and leads in STEM work-force development from early childhood through professional practice.

Center for Human-Computer Interaction

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction is a world leader in HCI research, both designing interactive experiences and studying human interaction with and through technology. 

Creativity + Innovation District

The C+I team melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions.