ICAT Projects

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Creative Community Engagement

Now underway, the innovation is to listen first to the community’s voices, rather than debate or argue differences; and, to do so by creating an inviting space of engagement through process and design learned and developed by network partners in earlier projects and activities such as Building Home and Whether System, Community Voices, and Talk at the Table.

Community engagement 6/10/14
Audio Storytelling Workshop Series: Sounds of Community

Through a partnership between ICAT, Interact Studio, and the Floyd Country Store, audio pioneer and public radio contributor, Jim Metzner, conducted a two-day workshop for local community centered around sound, image, story collecting, and community narrative. Metzner’s “Pulse of the Planet” and his work in digital media are widely recognized for their value to the arts, science, and knowledge of the natural world.

Workshop 6/10/14
Design Thinking in Middle School 6/5/14
Impromptu Glorious Chorus Project

The project involves preparation for a performance for the Center for the Arts opening in November. The guest artist, Elise Witt, was invited by Ruth Waalkes to create an “impromptu glorious chorus,” which involves community workshops with groups and individuals culminating with the public.

Bat Biodiversity and Biosonar

The project attempts to find different ways to use visualization and rendering software to better understand biosonar in bats. This process can also be used to create a large repository of digital models that catalog the biodiversity of bats.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering 3D Visualization 5/30/14
Emergency Evacuation Planning for Lane Stadium

A real-time crowd simulation system based on an accurate 3D model of Lane stadium will be implemented as well as an emergency evacuation plan with real-time crowd simulation for different emergency scenarios, like lightening or a bomb threat.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering interactive, Simulation, Visualization, Evacuation plan 5/9/14
Bio-Inspired Visualization

In this project, we focus on an online help forum for Java programming language, and identify the behavior patterns and difference between the new comers (help seekers) and the forum experts (help providers). Our bio-inspired approach allows us to visualize and animate online activities by mapping them to a set of natural behaviors, such as following and flocking.

Engineering Information visualization, social media 4/11/14
StockBubbler: A Tool for Stock Market Bubble Visualization

StockBubbler is an interactive visualization tool for observing stock market data and predicting the onset of a stock market bubble burst.

Pamplin College of Business, Engineering Information visualization, financial data visualization 4/11/14
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
Connected Vehicle Derby

The project "Connected Vehicle Derby" is a collaboration between ICAT and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

NETS 1.0
This design will turn the prominent fly towerspace of the Street & Davis Performance Hall into a responsive environment.
Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Environmental 4/1/14
3D Printing Flexible Textile Structures

The DREAMS Lab together with Negar Kalantar and Alireza Borhani have collaborated on researching Flexible Textile Structures with 3D Printed fabrics. Flexible textile structures is an exploration into printed fabrics.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering 3D printing, Flexible Textile Structures 3/24/14
Development and Demonstration of the AURA Building Enclosure System

This research seeks to develop and demonstrate a new dynamic building enclosure system, the AURA, that actively responds to environmental conditions such as sun and light while transforming the boundary between indoors and out. 

Architecture & Urban Studies Environmental 1/1/14
Mirror Worlds

Mirror Worlds, a project funded by the National Science Foundation, researches human interaction by studying behavior and emotion in both the physical and virtual environment.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Virtual environment, sensors, tracking, smart spaces 12/19/13
Cardboard Challenge 2013

Kids age 6 to 12 were invited to bring an adult and build a cardboard arcade game at ICAT’s second annual Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge.