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ICAT Playdate — Community Pulse

September 16, 2022

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How can art help us better understand our communities? Our interdisciplinary project aims to visually represent a specific community through survey data & data visualization. Using research on color theory and emotional well-being, our final art piece will allow viewers to engage with their community through an emotionally moving and continually updating work of art. Community members can submit daily surveys aimed at assessing their overall emotional well-being; each individual will then be assigned a unique color representing their responses that is then integrated into the final art piece. By combining visual arts, color psychology, and computer science, we hope to help communities better understand how they are doing and be inspired to enact positive change.


  • Caillyn Jeffery


  • September 16, 2022


  • 8:30am EDT
     Networking & Donuts at Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC
  • 9am EDT
     Presentation begins in the Community Assembly and 360 Online

Virginia Tech faculty can receive Professional Development Network (PDN) credit for attending

  1. Register at 
  2. Check in with Phyllis Newbill during the event.

Location: Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC