BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech research that merges the arts and technology, blurs traditional discipline boundaries, and offers new ways to express and create will be showcased during “ICAT Day” on Monday, May 5. This free annual event spotlights the innovative projects designed by students and faculty affiliated with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (http://www.icat.vt.edu).
The event, which will include technology demonstrations, hands-on activities, and expo-style informational booths, will be held in the Moss Arts Center, located at 190 Alumni Mall. Activities will be offered from noon until 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Highlights of the event include
Video Game Festival
Twelve gaming consoles will be available for anyone interested in playing video games created by an interdisciplinary team of art and computer science students. These games are the final project for a video game design class led by Yong Cao, assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, and Dane Webster, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ School of Visual Arts.
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