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    Roanoke Center teams up with area schools to build excitement around STEM , article

    Students of all ages from across Southwest Virginia learn about coding, engineering, circuits, and even space travel through a growing lineup of creative, customizable STEM programs at the Commonwealth Campus Center.

    Date: May 16, 2023
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    Liminal Spaces: A first-of-its-kind sonic journey through the spaces between , video

    Liminal Spaces is a fully immersive 15-minute sonically-rich, layered audio, spatial experience that was performed inside the Cube at Virginia Tech. A collaboration between Ben Knapp, executive director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and professor of computer science, and Eric Lyon, a music technologist and composer, and professor of composition and creative technologies in the School of Performing Arts, the piece used the one-of-a-kind capabilities of the Cube to completely immerse participants in sound, inviting audience members to experience music in an unprecedented way. Through the piece, audiences explored the time that exists between morning and night, between near and far, between calm and storm. It was a plunge into the time between what was and what comes next. Liminal Spaces is the first piece to make use of a layered immersive spatial audio system, consisting of two high-density loudspeaker arrays (HDLAs): a far-field 140-loudspeaker array (the Cube) and a nearfield 32-loudspeaker array (the Tesseract), coupled with bone conduction headphones. This configuration allowed Ben and Eric to deliver sounds in the range from highly intimate sounds delivered via bone vibrations, all the way to acoustic infinity with the far-field speaker array. A "starburst" array of eight loudspeakers distributed between the Tesseract and the walls of the Cube gave them the ability to explore the liminal spaces between the two main HDLAs. More info:

    Date: May 10, 2023
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    'The Underwater Wonders of Toms Creek' exhibition highlights collaboration and community partnership in ecosystem education , article

    A two-year collaborative project involving Student Engagement and Campus Life, the Perspective Gallery, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and faculty members from the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design helped make science more accessible to members of the community through visual art, theatre productions, and the immersive art exhibition. “The Underwater Wonders of Toms Creek” allows visitors to see these fish “out of the water” with the hopes of cultivating a better understanding of conservation efforts.

    Date: May 04, 2023
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    New Music + Technology Festival features handmade instruments, animated musical scores , article

    The festival begins at 6 p.m. each night and runs Monday through Wednesday, May 1-3. Monday’s performance will be held at the Creativity and Innovation District, and the events on Tuesday and Wednesday will be performed in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center.

    Date: Apr 27, 2023
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    Experience an acoustic invasion at ICAT Day , article

    “Acoustic Invasion” will be one of about two dozen innovative research projects on display during the Institute for Creativity, Art, and Technology's annual ICAT Day on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to experience these ongoing works and ask questions of the people making them possible.

    Date: Apr 25, 2023
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    Using art and innovation to solve industry’s problems , article

    Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology has been named a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. With this designation, researchers will apply a framework for a new model of innovation that seeks to explore the relationship between basic and applied scientific research.

    Date: Mar 31, 2023
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    Expanded perspectives give greater voice to invasive species working group , article

    The Invasive Species Working Group is crowdsourcing resources and expertise to tackle global invasion species that are reshaping ecosystems, disrupting economies, and causing disease, costing an estimated $1.3 trillion globally each year.

    Date: Mar 23, 2023
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    Grants support new faculty partnerships with HBCUs , article

    Seed investments provide two years of startup funding to faculty members at Virginia Tech collaborating with colleagues at historically Black colleges and universities or other minority-serving institutions.

    Date: Feb 20, 2023
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    Virginia Tech’s Center for Future Work Places and Practices launches , article

    The newly formed center uses transdisciplinary research related to the design, development, and deployment of future work spaces, processes, and domains, with an emphasis on human-centered approaches to focus on the individual and the broader workplace.

    Date: Jan 25, 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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    Creative wave physics curriculum supports defense workforce , article

    With a growing shortage of national defense personnel with expertise in wave physics, Virginia Tech researchers are leveraging sound, music, and creative technologies to educate secondary school students and recent high school graduates in effort to spark an interest in this field.

    Date: Jan 09, 2023
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    Exploring the art of cybersecurity , video

    Artists and researchers from Virginia Tech and universities across Virginia came together at the Taubman Museum of Art to create collaborative, immersive art experiences exploring themes of cybersecurity. This project was made possible by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative's Building Bridges Arts and Design Collaboration Program.

    Date: Nov 30, 2022
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    Children befriend robots in playful after-school research program , article

    A team of Virginia Tech researchers is studying the ways that children process technical information while learning the fundamentals of robotics.

    Date: Nov 21, 2022
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    After-school program blends arts and robotics to spark students' interest in STEAM education , video

    Virginia Tech researchers Koeun Choi and Myounghoon Jeon are introducing students at Eastern Montgomery Elementary School to various robotics theories through creative outlets such as music and dance. The thirteen week after-school program will culminate in a theater performance featuring robots programmed by the students.

    Date: Nov 07, 2022
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    Ninth annual Virginia Tech Science Festival celebrates arts and sciences , article

    The festival returns to Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus on Nov. 12 with more than 50 free, hands-on learning, interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.

    Date: Nov 07, 2022
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    Seed funding can provide momentum for partnerships that emerge from upcoming HBCU Summit , article

    A long-running investment program from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science offers seed grants to faculty partnering with colleagues at historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions. This year, a second institute is adding a new dimension to the program.

    Date: Nov 02, 2022
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    Artists expand how we see cybersecurity in upcoming exhibit , article

    Experience the artistic side of cybersecurity at a first-ever Commonwealth Cyber Initiative art exhibit Nov. 4-5 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. The exhibit is open 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Date: Oct 28, 2022
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    History on the big screen , article

    A projection on Torgersen Bridge commemorated Virginia Tech’s past 150 years. The projection was on display during Homecoming weekend.

    Date: Oct 26, 2022
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    Augmented reality brings museum exhibits to life , article

    Dinosaur exhibits become portals between the physical and digital realm through a new augmented reality application created by University Libraries student employees and faculty. The project aims to close the gap between static skeleton displays in museums and digital access to the wealth of information they possess.

    Date: Oct 19, 2022

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