Return on Creativity: From Creativity to Innovation

A path to new transformative ideas

For the past seven years, Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) has been pushing the envelope of creative exploration. Through partnerships with all the colleges at Virginia Tech, ICAT has assembled teams of scientists, engineers, artists, and designers to tackle some of the most complex innovation challenges that drive economic development. Join us to hear about the Creativity and Innovation District at Virginia Tech, ICAT's role within it and the critical importance of human-centered design.

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Virginia Tech Research Center
900 N. Glebe Road, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Susan Soroko
Phone: 703-228-1837
Email: [email protected]

About the Panelists

Dr. Benjamin Knapp
Dr. Benjamin Knapp is the Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. ICAT seeks to promote research and education at the boundaries between art, design, engineering, and science. Dr. Knapp holds twelve patents and is the co-inventor of the BioMuse system, which enables artists to use gesture, cognition, and emotional state to interact with audio and video media.

Dr. Kurt Luther

Dr. Kurt Luther is an assistant professor of computer science and, by courtesy, history at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Crowd Intelligence Lab. He is also a fellow of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and the Information, Trust, and Society Initiative. 

Natalie Hart
Natalie Hart is an assistant vice president of advancement in the National Capital Region at Virginia Tech. She works towards building an integrated approach to Virginia Tech’s Advancement program in the National Capital Region by coordinating programs to maximize the support for and exposure of university initiatives in the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

Directions. Garage parking available. Metro accessible. 

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