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1 October 2012

Students Design and Make Installation at Blacksburg Farmers’ Market

A team of A+D students led by Prof. Aki Ishida designed and made an interactive installation at the Blacksburg Farmers Market in collaboration with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech. The installation, Luminous Kite Lanterns, was commissioned by the American Institute of Architects Blue Ridge chapter for its biannual award exhibit and reception on Sept. 14, 2012. Funding was provided by the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership.

The team for the project was:

  • Design Director:
    • Aki Ishida, assistant professor of architecture
  • Core Design Team:
    • Carolina Cohen Freue of Argentina, a sophomore majoring in architecture
    • Justin Dennis of Clarksville, Va., a sophomore majoring in architecture and art history
    • Jordan Keller of Breinigsville, Pa., a sophomore majoring in architecture
    • Kaitlin Vavoso of Alexandria, Va., a sophomore majoring in landscape architecture
  • Interactive Sound and Light Design:
    • Benjamin Knapp, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and professor of computer science
    • Ivica Ico Bukvic, associate professor of music
    • Brennon Bortz of San Francisco, Calif., a doctoral student in computer science
    • Mickey Cowden of Elk Creek, Va., a graduate student in computer engineering
    • Taylor O’Connor of Purcellville, Va., a senior majoring in computer engineering

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