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    ‘Shakespeare’s Garden’ comes to Northern Virginia , video

    “Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll Through His Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Scenes,” is now open at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery in Alexandria. The exhibit is presented by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts. The installation enables visitors to explore an immersive sound and visual experience as they follow a meandering path through the space and listen to Shakespearean texts performed by Virginia Tech students. The Target Gallery is typically open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with occasional 5 p.m. and holiday closures. The exhibition runs through May 26th.

    Date: Feb 08, 2024
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    Grants aim to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration , article

    With funding up to $25,000, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is accepting proposals for research projects in science, engineering, arts, or design until Feb. 4.

    Date: Jan 11, 2024
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    Virtual reality transports designers into the past for sustainable solutions to heat , article

    Interior Design Professor Eiman Eglewely and an interdisciplinary team of students have created a 3D virtual reality replication of the house of Sheikh Isa, a Middle Eastern structure built in the 1800s. This project has shown students sustainable approaches to cooling and opened their eyes to another part of the world without leaving Blacksburg.

    Date: Dec 14, 2023
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    Graduate cohort holds first student organized art exhibition , video

    Nate King says the Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Technologies program is growing. The Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts says having a space where students can grow and learn from each other is beneficial to the development of their unique practices.

    Date: Nov 20, 2023
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    Sound Horizons exhibit creates immersive audio experience in Alexandria , video

    Sound Horizons is the first exhibit in Alexandria as part of the new partnership between the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the City of Alexandria. The exhibitions will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery in Alexandria from now through September 2024. Gallery visitors will experience the exhibition through ICAT’s Tesseract, a high-density loudspeaker array that physically immerses listeners in sound. Target Gallery is typically open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with occasional 5 p.m. and holiday closures.

    Date: Sep 21, 2023
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    Synaptic Soiree celebrates partnership between Virginia Tech and the City of Alexandria , video

    Celebrating the partnership between the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the City of Alexandria, the event at the Torpedo Factory Art center showcased three performance pieces created by members of ICAT.

    Date: Sep 21, 2023
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    Virtual solar system transforms young learners into astronauts , article

    With support of a National Science Foundation grant, a team of developers in the Applied Research in Immersive Experiences and Simulations program in University Libraries is using virtual reality to develop an interactive universe. In the experience, users become virtual astronauts and move through space to visit all of the celestial bodies in our solar system.

    Date: Sep 18, 2023
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    New course teaches the fundamentals of game design , video

    Introduction to Game Design and Game Studies lets students explore the components of game design and create their own games in this new interdisciplinary course from the university's Honors College. Assistant Professor Zach Duer in the School of Visual Arts leads a module focusing on game prototyping and how critical thinking plays a part in how a game is made from the ground up.

    Date: Sep 15, 2023
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    Innovation and creativity collide in year-long display in Alexandria , article

    A new partnership between Virginia Tech and the City of Alexandria will produce a series of exhibitions, performances, and events beginning this fall.

    Date: Sep 08, 2023
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    Commonwealth Cyber Initiative funds new round of CyberArts projects , article

    Researchers from across Virginia will explore cybersecurity issues through an artistic lens by looking at artificial intelligence, privacy, scams, misinformation, emotional surveillance, and more in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative 2023 CyberArts Program.

    Date: Jun 29, 2023
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    Alumnus Rodney Kimbangu challenges boundaries of creativity and composition , article

    Award-winning artist and College of Architecture, Arts, and Design alumnus Rodney Kimbangu used his thesis to expand on his original idea of using evolving technology and coding to "softly" repatriate displaced Indigenous artifacts.

    Date: Jun 23, 2023
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    Partnership brings immersive multimedia to Winter Session , video

    The Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology partnered with the College of Architecture, Arts and Design to offer Intro to Immersive Multimedia during the 2023 Winter Session. Students had access to rare, state-of-the-art facilities to create a variety of projects and concluded the course by presenting their immersive multimedia projects in The Cube at the Moss Arts Center. "The way that the students are excited and bringing their own strengths and interests to each of the projects is really interesting to me and is exciting," said instructor David Franusich.

    Date: Jan 18, 2023
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    Monster class project spawns 3D-printed masks highlighting fears and phobias , article

    Wearable 3D-printed items are popular and trending. Creative technologies major Sarah Fasco '22 took advantage of the resources in the University Libraries' Prototyping Studio to create masks as a part of a monster-themed project in her Character Modeling with ZBrush class.

    Date: Jun 08, 2022
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    High-tech exhibits wow Smithsonian visitors at the third ACCelerate Festival , article

    Twelve ACC schools showed off Interactive projects at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History during the festival of creativity and innovation organized by Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

    Date: Apr 19, 2022
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    Visualizing Virginia Tech History , video

    Visualizing Virginia Tech History is a multi-year project created by a transdisciplinary group of faculty and students that utilizes creative technologies including projection mapping, extended reality, and digital exhibits to illuminate 150 years of university history through 21st century technology. Bringing together historians, artists, educators, computer scientists, librarians and others from across the Virginia Tech campus, Visualizing Virginia Tech History is the most recent project to come out of the History Lab at Virginia Tech. ------------------------ Learn more:

    Date: Mar 28, 2022
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    Using technology to make visible, the invisible past , video

    Collaboration and faculty-student research projects have led to the development of HistoryLab: Creative Technologies, Hidden Histories, Informal Learning. The new course, being offered for the first time this semester, bridges STEM fields, the humanities, education and the creative arts.

    Date: Feb 18, 2022
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    High-speed rendering capabilities enable creativity for visual design students , article

    Students in the School of Visual Arts Creative Technologies program are using high-performance computing to take their 3D animation designs to new levels, thanks to a unique partnership with the university's Advanced Research Computing unit.

    Date: Dec 14, 2021
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    If these walls could talk: 150 years of Corps of Cadets history , video

    Celebrate the 150-year legacy of Virginia Tech through the history of its cadets through a one-of-a-kind sesquicentennial show, created and produced by the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology, that was projected onto the façade of Lane Hall. The times and the uniforms may have changed over the decades, but the lifelong bonds of cadets are just as strong now as they were then — forged by a call to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The Corps of Cadets is the bridge between the university’s past and its future. Cadets are the keepers of tradition while they hone their skills to be the leaders of tomorrow. If you're a Hokie, there's a little bit of the Corps of Cadets in you.

    Date: Sep 16, 2021
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    Creative technologies Master of Fine Arts program broadens skills for students , article

    The program offers a diverse and dynamic range of classes and offerings for masters students to better market themselves in a competitive job field.

    Date: Mar 09, 2021

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