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April 8-10, 2022

The 2022 ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation Festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research happening at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD). The festival is programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Boston College
Clemson University
Duke University
Florida State University
Georgia Tech
University of Louisville
University of Miami
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NC State University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
Syracuse University
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University

The event featured video projection onto the sculptures. Participants used LED interactive wands to illuminate the space in real time. As participants moved around the sound arcade area, data was gathered by their movements and used to create new sounds and illuminations on the projected forms.

Participants: Thomas Tucker, David Franusich, Tanner Upthegrove, Eric Lyon, George Hardebeck, Matthew Swarts (Georgia Tech), Jon Hamilton, Caleb Flood, Aline R.S.S. de Souza, Mahshid Gorjian and Xindi Liu

The project was funded by the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at Virginia Tech.


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