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Apple Watch Wrap-up

Fri, 2015-05-22 16:01

So, in the last few days with the watch, I discovered that the Passbook actually keeps your tickets! I found old basketball tickets from last season with the QR code on the watch. This would be super useful if you forgot your phone, because you don’t need wifi to open Passbook. Also, since you can screenshot the watch, you could just save a photo of the code.

Overall, having the watch for the last two weeks has been a really cool experience, and I would definitely recommend that you try it out. It’s super useful if you don’t usually keep your phone on your person but have it nearby, or even if you have your phone on you, especially since phones keep getting bigger and bigger. Oh! And the handoff feature is really cool too! That’s when you ask Siri something, and she can’t answer on the watch, you can just switch it to the phone. You do this by enabling the feature in the Apple Watch app on the phone. And OMG, you can save music to the watch! This is a little complicated, and I recommend watching the video online on the Apple Watch website to figure it out, and you need Bluetooth headphones. But basically, link the music through the app, and then switch the source of the music from the phone to the watch. You can switch the source through the settings app.

I had a lot of fun with the phone, and I suggest y’all try it out!! Bye guys!

The Apple Watch Saga Continues

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:35


It was an absolutely crazy weekend. As soon as I got out of class on Friday, my watch dinged informing me I had a text–my older sister was here to pick me up, and we were going to my dad’s job’s picnic. When we arrived to what was a food truck rodeo with perks, I immediately got a cupcake, waffle, and had a henna tattoo done. We spent most of the time walking around and eating. We left the picnic after we watching the trapeze show, which was amazing!

The next morning we hopped in the car and went to Wilmington! It was my cousin’s birthday celebration/family get together, and we went to Historic Wilmington and the beach. There was a car show going on in Historic Wilmington, and there was this beautiful old Porsche there. I also got pictures of an owl and hawk–they just looked cool. When we finally got to the beach, we relaxed and used the watch to take pictures! My favorite part was driving home (parents in the other car) and banging out to the music the watch and iPhone 6 were playing.

Sunday was the last day of Sunday School, and I said good bye to my first graders:( and then went to a 2 year old’s birthday where there was this gorgeous arrangement of fruit.

After what was a exhausting weekend, I stayed up doing homework. The watch and phone keeping me company and playing music to keep me going until I finished and dropped into bed. I woke up the next morning with the watch buzzing, informing me I had overslep,t and if I didn’t get up right now, I was going to be late to class and miss my quiz. I rushed to get ready, woke my sister, stole my brother’s keys, got dropped off, and was one minute late to class, but she hadn’t passed the quiz out yet. MADE IT! Shout out to the watch for waking me up just in time. I spent the rest of today in class, doing tomorrow’s homework, and playing catch up after the weekend. I did take a small break after class and sat in front of the lib by the wolf ears and took pics of the sky. It was a beautiful day.

I discovered that you can take screenshots with the apple watch! You just have to press the digital crown and the messages button at the same time. I took a screenshot of the face, which is customizable by the way. I have mine set to a traditional clock face with shortcuts to apps in the corners.  I have the date in the top left, moon phase in the top right, timer in the bottom left, and temperature in the bottom right. I really like this feature, because if (and when) I get bored of the face, I can change it. I originally had a butterfly face that would become a different butterfly every time the watch woke up, but that face didn’t have as many shortcuts. I changed the face by firmly pressing on the screen of the watch and then waiting about 3 seconds until the other options showed up, and I scrolled through them.

Apple Watch: Days 7 & 8

Fri, 2015-05-15 16:09

Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences and a Libraries employee, will be blogging about her experience with the Apple Watch–a technology new to the NCSU Libraries lending pool.

DAYS 7 & 8
I have a new found appreciation for the music app on the watch. When you are a lazy person (like me), and leave things to last minute (again me), it is amazing what technology can do for you. The iPhone 6 was sitting across the table, and since I had already sat down and started on my hw, I was not about to get up to turn on my music. Lo and behold–there’s an app for that! I will admit I had to turn the shuffle on manually, but after that the watch did all of the work. When my iTunes started playing U2’s Iris–and I have no idea how that song got on my phone–it was easily skipped by pulling up the shortcut to the music app and replaced with Bad Blood by TS. Overall, for the procrastinating and lazy student, the watch is super helpful.

Also, in my summer class, my professor is super against phones. So when I need to text I can quietly talk into the watch, it’ll write out the text for me and be sent off. I have only done this once and wasn’t caught! So hopefully my professors aren’t reading this.

Lastly, I cannot emphasize how great the camera app is! It does take a minute to get used to, but look at this shot of the library. I also took a pic and (failed) selfie with a fellow coworker.

Okay, that’s all for now!

Apple Watch: Days 5 & 6

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:25

Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences and a Libraries employee, will be blogging about her experience with the Apple Watch–a technology new to the NCSU Libraries lending pool.


DAY 5

I went to lunch with my sisters and a couple of friends, and one of them was not at all impressed with my watch, while the other is thinking about about getting one! He really likes technical gadgets, and he loved the watch. My twin sister is thinking about getting one too. She’s a Nutrition Science major and wants to become a Registered Dietician and really likes the idea behind the activity and workout apps. The activity app reminds the wearer to move about and reach the daily activity goals and actually gives awards when achieved. The watch might be a good way to help somebody who was interested in getting healthy.


DAY 6

Quiet day on the Apple Watch front. The activity app keeps track of how many calories you burn, how many mins of exercise you do, and if you stand every hour in a 12 hour cycle. If you go more than an hour sitting, it’ll suggest you get up or stand and move around. So, I spent most of the day listening to it tell me to stand, because I’ve been watching Netflix and doing homework.  Oh..also, here is proof that Siri thinks I’m my twin sister, Maria. I can change it in the settings, but I might just leave it because I think it really funny. : )

Apple Watch: Day 3 & 4

Tue, 2015-05-12 15:37

Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences and a Libraries employee, will be blogging about her experience with the Apple Watch–a technology new to the NCSU Libraries lending pool.


DAY 3
Okay, so I think I am finally getting a hang of this. I was able to send and receive texts without too much trouble! The watch also saves the last couple of texts in a conversion on the iPhone 6. The handoff feature is also pretty handy. One thing that I noticed is that whenever the watch would send me a notification about getting up and moving around and reaching my activity goals for the day, I would get up and move around. I know we are interested in possible research uses, so maybe the watch could be used for health benefits. That’s all for now, good night!


DAY 4
I linked my email to the iPhone 6, and the fact that I can open my email on the watch is pretty cool and officially my 3rd favorite thing. But when you get a long email, it isn’t practical to read it on the watch, especially if it has attachments.
At that point it’s smarter to switch to your phone or laptop.

I volunteer as a teacher at the Islamic Association of Raleigh’s Sunday school, and my first graders LOVED the camera on the watch and kept asking me if they could play with it! I ended up letting one of my students hold the iPhone 6 while I took a selfie of him from the watch. He basically thought it was the coolest thing ever.

One thing I’ve noticed about the watch is that the iPhone has to be pretty close by if you want to use Siri to search for something. I would say the phone has to be within 20ft. Also, I have no idea how this happened, but the watch keeps calling me Maria. Even technology gets me and my twin sister confused! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Lastly, I noticed that the watch tends to get a little warm after a while, and I just take it off for a few minutes whenever that happens. I don’t normally wear a watch, so I don’t know if this is particular to this watch or if it happens with all watches. Besides that, it’s pretty comfortable and doesn’t cause any friction to my wrist or decrease mobility.

Apple Watch: Day 2

Mon, 2015-05-11 16:50

Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences and a Libraries employee, will be blogging about her experience with the Apple Watch–a technology new to the NCSU Libraries lending pool.

I woke up with my Apple Watch buzzing on my wrist, informing me that it was time to get up. I set the alarm by pushing in the small wheel on the side, known as the digital crown, and activated Siri! While Siri does not speak back to me, I ended up using her frequently throughout the day. In particular, when I was using the Maps app on the watch, I had to speak into the watch to give her the address. It did take a couple of tries before she got what I was saying, but the app gave me walking instructions to a building on campus. This would be a really useful app for new students trying to find their way around campus and a way to reach your activity goals for the day! Siri also helped me send text messages, but those took a couple of tries too.

One thing I really liked was the music app. I synced my tunes to the watch app on the iPhone 6, and I was able to use the watch to play music from the phone!

Lastly, I put a passcode on the watch. But this doesn’t seem very practical, as the screen is very small, and it mostly stayed on my wrist for the day. It’s a cool feature, but I ended up disabling it later.

Now Lending: The Apple Watch

Fri, 2015-05-08 15:45

Known for its role on NC State’s campus as a technology incubator, the NCSU Libraries lent it’s first Apple Watch yesterday afternoon to Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences. Much like it has for a range of technologies—from laptops to iPads to Arduinos to 3D scanners—NCSU Libraries is again leading the way.

When asked about the Libraries’ interest in lending Apple Watches, David Woodbury (Associate Head of User Experience) simply explained that “the students asked us to, and it is our goal to respond, in student-time, to their interests and research needs.” Woodbury also pointed out that the students and faculty at NC State are they themselves creating the technologies of the future, and giving them access to the latest tools and devices inspires and facilitates their innovations.

Arfeen, who is on the pre-med track, recognized immediately a connection to her field: “I absolutely love the fact that I can check my heart rate at any point in the day. I’m interested in cardiology, and I check my pulse periodically throughout the day anyway, and this made it a lot easier.” But lending such devices is not meant solely for academic use, a fact not lost on Arfeen: “The camera app is my second favorite! You can use the watch to open it, and it’ll transmit what is showing on your phone’s camera! You can use the watch to take pictures!”

“This is an extension of what libraries have always done,” Woodbury noted. “Libraries democratize access to technology, making tools that may otherwise be difficult to afford available to students. We want as many students as possible to experience what these various technologies have to offer, and we love hearing from them about the exciting and creative ways they put these tools to use.”

Arfeen has already provided valuable feedback about the Apple Watch’s intuitive usability: “The face was easy to customize, and Siri works fine, as long as I’m connected to Wi-Fi.” For more about her experience with the Apple Watch, follow her blog posts right here all next week.

Learn more about the NCSU Libraries technology lending program here.

Coffee and Donuts!

Tue, 2015-04-28 08:25

Coffee and donuts during final exams 
(Starting the night of April 28th)
D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library

Long after the cafes have closed for the night, University Dining will be providing free coffee and the Friends of the Library will be supplying donuts in the lobbies of the D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library throughout final examinations (except for Saturday and Sunday mornings).

So put down the books for a few moments, take breath or two, and meet us after midnight to throw off the stress and boost up the energy.

Our thanks go to University Dining and the Friends of the Library.

New books received in April and May

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:47

AM66.L5 C68 2014  MUDE : design and fashion museum

AM151.N66 2012  Strategies of Display : museum presentation in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture

BH301.F6 F67 2013  Formless 01

BH301.O24 O245 2014  The Object

GF125.K37 2014  Urban Geography (3rd edition)

GN436.8.T66 2014  Tools : extending our reach

GT503.B68 2014  Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, people

GT503.C53 2014  Exhibiting Fashion : before and after 1971

GT596.E54 2014  Elegance in the Age of Crisis : fashions of the 1930s

GT596.S55 2012  Decades : a century of fashion

GT607.B38 2002  What Clothes Reveal : the language of clothing in colonial and federal America

GT734.R49 2013  In Fine Style : the art of Tudor and Stuart fashion

GT1752.E47 2014  The Wedding Dress : 300 years of bridal fashions

HD30.29.S546 2013  Solving Complex Problems : a handbook

HD9940.A2 G563 2014 Innovation in Luxury Fashion Family Business : processes and products innovation as a means of growth

HF5415.I255 N47 2013  Dynamic Identities : how to create a living brand

HT166.U71255 2014 v. 1-4  Urban Design

HT167.N49 L44 2013  The Western Town : a theory of aggregation

HT241.P53 2013 The Petropolis of Tomorrow

HV600.T64 M83 2013  Icons of Time : memories of the tsunami that struck Japan

N71.M285 2014  The Psychology of Visual Art : eye, brain, and art

N350.P395 2014  New Creativity Paradigms : arts learning in the digital age

N410.B57 2014  Radical Museology : or what’s ‘contemporary’ in museums of contemporary art

N564.A86 2005  The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

N6490.A669 2014  Art Since 1960

N6490.A87 2014  Artspeak

N6490.I423 2014  Artist? : the hypothesis of bodyness

N6494.F47 C85 2015  Cultural Threads : transnational textiles today

N6494.M78 E96 2014  Expanding Practices in Audiovisual Narrative

N6497.B38 2014  XXL Art : when artists think big

N6497.M36 2014 Big Art x Small Art

N6498.I56 I59 2013  Installation Art Now

N6502.5.N49 2014  New Territories : laboratories for design, craft, and art in Latin America

N6537.P665 P69 2014 A Love Letter to the City

N6537.R86 A4 2014  And Writing

N6679.R35 A4 2012 Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation

N6767.M315 A9 2013  Enid Marx : design

N6797.T88 A4 2014  J.M.W. Turner : painting set free

N6768.6.C56 2012  Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom

N6797.J833 C676 2014 Communion : Ben Judd

N6953.M85 A4 2013 Arab Spring & Aaron Winter

N7349.L582 A4 2014  Liu Bolin

N7396.K45 A4 2014  2nd Hand Reading

N7429.3.D57 2014  Disobedient Objects

N7430.5.R295 2-14  Optics and the Rise of Perspective : a study in network knowledge diffusion

N7433.8.S55 2013  Digital Crafts : industrial technologies for applied artists and designer makers

N7433.9.B37 2013  String Theory : focus on contemporary Australian art

N7433.94.A47 2014  Staging the Archive : art and photography in the age of new media

N7438.N48 2013  Never Touch a Painting When it’s Wet : and 50 other ridiculous art rules

N7445.2.G73 2013  Dan Graham : nuggets : new and old writing on art, architecture, and culture

N7476.W544 2014  How to Write About Contemporary Art

N7477.D43 2013  Art as Therapy

N7480.D33 2014  After the End of Art : contemporary art and the pale of history

N8217.C52.B46 2014  Cosmigraphics : picturing space through time

N8217.F33 I47 2012  Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity

N8248.S77 S67 2014  The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art : art history reconsidered, 1800 to the present

N8251.T4 I4 2013  Text in Textile Art

NA200 .J36 2014  Architecture Since 1400

NA390.F47 2014  Romanesque Architecture

NA680.C76 2013  Walker & Gillette : American architects

NA680.N34 2014 Naga : architects, designers, planners

NA682.M55 S36 2013  150 Best Minimalist House Ideas

NA682.T43 P43 2013  Team 10 : an archival history

NA730.V4 A53 2013  Buildings of Vermont

NA735.C4 C64 2013  Chicagoisms : the city as catalyst for architectural speculation

NA735.W3 S75 2014  Washington and Baltimore Art Deco : a design history of neighboring cities

NA737.D83 A4 2014  Individual to Collective : Duda/Paine Architects

NA737.E33 C67 2014  From Formalism to Weak Form : the architecture and philosophy of Peter Eisenman

NA737.L327 2008  House, Furniture, Objects : Salvatore LaRosa

NA737.N45 K37 2015  The Architecture of William Nichols : building the antebellum south in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

NA737.J6 B56 2014  Phillip Johnson and His Mischief : appropriation in art and architecture

NA737.K32 R5713 2014  Louis I. Kahn : towards the zero degree of concrete, 1960-1974

NA737.K683 A4 2014  Sense of Place : elements of California modernism

NA737.R585 O49 2015  Isaiah Rogers : architectural practice in antebellum America

NA737.W28 A4 2013  Journey : the life and times of an American architect

NA865.6.W45 2013  White Mountain : architecture in Chile

NA969.C6 P4 2014  Cornwall

NA997.D38 A4 2013  David Chipperfield Architects

NA997.M334 A35 2014  Places for Strangers : ideas for places, people and the city by Mae Architects

NA1053.P72 C65 2013  Jean Prouvé :  demountable house

NA1088.S35 Z33 2013  Schinkel’s Look towards India

NA1088.W47 H45 2014  Helmut von Werz : an architect’s life 1912- 1990

NA1123.A12 A4 2014  5+1AA Architectures : rights and duties

NA1123.A525 J66 2014  Suspending Modernity : the architecture of Franco Albini

NA1123.N4 A4 2013  Parabeton : Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman concrete

NA1153.M36 2013  Ribbon Architecture : light, shadow and reflection

NA1170.R56x 2012  Grand Place of Brussels : light sculpture

NA1199.A73 A4 2014  Architecton : architecture as an ecology of culture

NA1373.O98 A4 2014  A Tasarim Mimarlik : the architecture of Ali Osman Öztürk

NA1477.S47 O58 2014  On the Very Edge : modernism and modernity in the arts and architecture of interwar Serbia (1918-1941)

NA1455.S473 B6432 2013  Flowers for the Dead : the memorials of Bogdan Bogdanovic

NA1508.R35 S54 2013  Shekhawati : Havelis of the merchant princes

NA1543.24.S74 2014  Chinese Architecture in an Age of Turmoil : 200-600

NA1559.A5 A4 2014  Ando : complete works 1975-2014

NA1559.A5 T327 2014  Tadao Ando (dvd)

NA1559.K58 B48 2013  Atsushi Kitagawara Architects

NA1559.N353 A4 2013  Ryuji Nakamura : controlled and uncontrolled lines

NA1605.F82 A4 2014  Architecture as a Material Culture : the work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

NA1607.W4 G38 2014  Vertical Living : the Architectural Centre and the remaking of Wellington

NA2000.E39 2014  Educating Architects : how tomorrow’s practitioners will learn today

NA2185.O347 2012  Darkitecture : learning architecture for the twenty-first century

NA2500.A7348 2015 Architecture’s Appeal : how theory informs architectural praxis

NA2500.C57 2015 Lefebvre for Architects

NA2500.M36 2015  The Material Imagination : reveries on architecture and matter

NA2500.M375 2013  Ancient Wisdom and Modern Knowhow : learning to live with uncertainty

NA2500.T49 2014  Theories of the Digital in Architecture

NA2540.S363 2014  The Architect’s Guide to Writing for Design and Construction Professionals

NA2540.S87 2018  Cognitive Architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment

NA2540.W475 2015  Architectural Agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings

NA2542.3.E54 2015 Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historic Buildings

NA2542.35.A55 2014  Global Design

NA2542.36.O63 2013  v.1-2  100 Contemporary Green Buildings

NA2542.36.P48813 2014  Building for a Changing Climate : world atlas of sustainable architecture

NA2542.4.G735 2015  The Architecture of Use : aesthetics and function in architectural design

NA2542.4.N87 2014  Human Factors in the Built Environment

NA2543.S6.M67 2015  Impossible Heights : skyscrapers, flight, and the master builder

NA2543.T43 E39 2013  Eigen Architecture : computability as literacy

NA2545.M4 R3813 2014  Lost in Space : architecture and dementia

NA2599.5.A727 2015  Architecture Beyond Criticism : expert judgment and performance evaluation

NA2700.W67 2013  The Working Drawing : the architect’s tool

NA2705.R53 2015  Ars et Ingenium : the embodiment of imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s drawings

NA2708.G67 2015  Hybrid Drawing Techniques

NA2750.H275 2015  Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect and Impermanent : designing and appreciating architecture as nature

NA2750.K36 2015  Architecture’s Pretexts : spaces of translation

NA2760.C46 2015  Architecture : form, space, and order (4th edition)

NA2760.G37 2013  Pure Hardcore Icons

NA2765.A73 2014  Architecture and Movement : the dynamic experience of buildings and landscapes

NA2765.I58 2015  Intersection of Space and Ethos

NA2794.B6825 2014  Daylighting Design : planning strategies and best practice solutions

NA2794.M435 2015  Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

NA2800.J37 2015  Architectural Acoustics

NA3542.Q47 2013  Questions d’ornements : XV-XVIII siècles

NA4110.M29 2015  Solid Wood : case studies in mass timber architecture, technology and design

NA4160.S63 2013  Small : thoughts and practices

NA4600.T73 2015  Transcending Architecture : contemporary views on sacred space

NA6010.7.K33 2015  Artisans, Sufis, Shrines : colonial architecture in nineteenth-century Punjab

NA6233.N5 C76 2014  New York Transformed : the architecture of Cross & Cross

NA6234.F82 P37 2014  The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry : a building for the twenty-first century

NA6234.G32 F734 2014  High-Rise City Frankfurt

NA6305.C62 S54 2014  Fuksas Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport Terminal 3

NA6315.S72 L64 2013  New Natures : intermodal station in Logrono : Abalos+ Sentkiewicz Arquitectos

NA6400.A733 2014  The Architecture of Industry : changing paradigms in industrial building and planning

NA6600.C69 2015  University Trends : contemporary campus buildings

NA6750.A1 K88 2013  Exhibition Halls

NA6811.M38 2014  Assembling the Centre : architecture for indigenous cultures : Australia and beyond

NA6813.G32 H8513 2013  The Humboldt-Forum in the Berliner Schloss

NA6880.5.A98 B35 2013  The Baku Miracle

NA6880.5.U6 W67 2015  Building Better Arts Facilities : lessons from a US national study

NA7117.3.B474 2013  An Introduction to Passive House

NA7195.A4 A73 2014  Architecture for an Aging Population

NA7235.F6 T39 2014  Classic Florida Style : the houses of Taylor & Taylor

NA7235.M42 C3746 2014  Cape Cod Modern : midcentury architecture and community on the outer cape

NA7238.A77 P48 2014  The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors : a tale of architectural choice and craftsmanship

NA7361.S26 2013  Building Together : the architecture of collective private commissions

NA7450.L43 A44 2013  The Traditional Lhasa House : typology of an endangered species

NA7461.7.Z9 M674 2013  The Riads of Marrakech

NA7469.M33 2014  50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses : three decades of domestic architecture

NA7580.D47 2013  Design Art of Villa II

NA7860.S87 2013  Surmount & Dilute : the current predicament : small high-rise/high-rise/super high-rise

NA9031.G536 2015  The Re-Use of Urban Ruins : atmospheric inquiries of the city

NA9031.U735 2013  Urban Space

NA9070.S683 2015  Squares : urban places in Europe

NA9072.P59 M457 2015  Mellon Square : discovering a modern masterpiece

NA9127.N49 N538 2014  New Orleans Under Reconstruction : the crisis of planning

NB1203.F53 2014  Fiber : sculpture 1960-present

NC40.E54 2015  End of an Era

NC257.O65 W45 2014  Body-Worlds : Opicinus de Canistris and the medieval cartographic imagination

NC730.S42 2013  Playing with Sketches : 50 creative exercises for designers and artists

NC892.K885 2014  The New Colored Pencil

NC997.A1 H45 2014  100 Classic Graphic Design Journals

NC997.C65 2013  Coloring Your Brand

NC997.C655 2014  Color Matching : using color in graphic design

NC997.I54 2014  Infinite Illustration

NC997.P53 2013  Plant Graphics

NC997.V57x 2012  Visual Families : graphic storytelling in design and illustration

NC997.Y34 2013  Nippon Clipart

NC998.6.C62 S539 2014 Art Worlds : artists, images, and audiences in late nineteenth-century Shanghai

NC999.2.G73 2013  Graphic Content : true stories from top creative

NC999.6.G3 D442x 2014  Wilhelm Deffke : pioneer of the modern logo

NC999.6.G7 C272 2013  Philographics : big ideas in simple shapes

NC1001.F54 2014  Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

NC1001.M94 2014  The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Portfolio Design

NC1002.L63 D47 2013  Dynamic Logo

NC1002.S54 S54 2013  Signage, Orientation, Identity : 1:1

NC1002.S54 Y68 2013  You Are Here : a new approach to signage and wayfinding

NC1305.G45 2014  I Only Read It for the Cartoons : the New Yorker’s most brilliantly twisted artists

NC1764.5.J3 N48 2013  New Masterpieces of 100 Eshi

NC1764.L68 2014  Foundations of Comic Book Art : fundamental tools and techniques for sequential artists

NC1766.J3 C528 2013 Anime : a history

NC1766.U53 P69 2014  The Art of Planes

NC1807.J3 J37 2014  Poster Collection : Japan

NC1850.W37 A4 2014  Andy Warhol : the complete commissioned posters, 1964-1987

NC1882.7.R62 P69 2014  Hipgnosis : portraits

ND588.E24 A4 2014  Blurring Boundaries : extending the limits of graffiti

NE495.P87 2012  Push Print

NK512.M5 D47 2014  Design Miami/Basel

NK975.C65 2014  Russian Decorative Arts

NK1412.E18 A4 2012 Eames : beautiful details

NK1172.C54 2014  What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School

NK1447.6.D39 A4 2014  Lucienne Day : textile design

NK1454.A1 D88 2013  Dutch Design Yearbook 2013

NK1454.Z9 B4433 2012  Anthon Beek : it’s a miracle

NK1471.F5 O98x 2014  Out of the Blue : the essence and ambition of Finnish design

NK1476.P38 2013  India : contemporary design : fashion, graphics, interiors

NK1484.Z9 F582 2014  Keisuke Fujiwara : interior elements for space and product design

NK1484.Z9 N462 2013  Nendo : ghost shadows

NK1510.R28 2014  Hello World : where design meets life

NK1510.T47 2014  Terrific Design

NK1520.S74 2014  The Principles & Processes of Interactive Design

NK1530.S4322 2014  Ethno Pop Textures volume 2

NK1530.S4873 2013  Teen Girl Graphics volume 1

NK1535.C48 A4 2014  Pierre Charpin

NK1535.L65 R54 2013  Liberty

NK1535.V53 C66 2014  Lella and Massimo Vignelli : two lives, one vision

NK1548.B84x 2014  Colour : design principles, planning strategies, visual communication

NK1548.N46 2013  Neon : new fluorescent graphics

NK1548.P36 2013  Pastel : new light-toned graphics

NK1570.E27 2014  Pattern Design : a period design sourcebook

NK1700.S63 2014  SPA –DE

NK2043.Z9 M648 2014  William Morris : decor & design

NK2113.T83 2015  Designing Sustainable Residential and Commercial Interiors

NK2115.5.I55 P67 2014  Vintage Industrial : living with machine age design

NK2115.5.L5 G75 2014  21st Century Lighting Design

NK2195.R4 M36 2014  Night Fever 4 : hospitality design

NK2195.R4 N462 2014  Neo-Chinese Style Teahouses

NK2205.D53 2014  Dictionary of Furniture (3rd edition)

NK2554.G72 A4 2014  Konstatin Grcic Panorama

NK2586.W4 A4 2014  Wegner : just one good chair

NK2702.F87 2013  Furniture by Architects

NK2887.75.A33 2013  Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art

NK3049.B3 B75 2006   1066 : the hidden history of the Bayeux Tapestry

NK4210.M5834 2013  Risk & Discovery : the ceramic art of Hideaki Miyamura

NK4893.B68 2014  The Doll Scene

NK7303.L57 L57 2014  Untamed Encounters : contemporary jewelry from extraordinary gemstones

NK7309.W664 2014  Floral Jewels

NK7310.P36 2013  20th Century Jewelry & The Icons of Style

NK7373.7.A1 J49 2013 Jewellery in Israel : multicultural diversity : 1948 to the present

NK7398.B35 A4 2014  The Gijs + Emmy Spectacle

NK8553.65.V45 O67 2013  Karen Bit Vejle : master of paper-cut

NK8801.W55 B76 2009  10th Wave III : art textiles and fiber sculpture

NK8998.P68 V68 2012B  Vita Plume : portrait of an artist (dvd)

NX550.Z9 Z542 2014  Conditioned by Dress : the relationship between mind, fashion, film & performance

NX650.B66 T45 2014  The Thing, The Book : a monument to the book as an object

PN1995.9.C56 L36 2007  Dressed : a century of Hollywood costume design

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PN6084.D46 B33 2013B  The Designers Says

QK475.6.N48x 2014  Urban Tree Collection for the Modern Architect & Designer

SB458.35.T76 2014  Petrarch’s Two Gardens : landscape and the image of movement

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SB466.G75 E56 2014  Medieval English Gardens

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TS171.E43 2014  360̊ Industrial Design : fundamentals of analytic product design

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Changes to library access to limit disruptions around final exams

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:00

NC State students rely on the Libraries for quiet study space, particularly during final exams. To help ensure that we can meet this need, the NCSU Libraries is continuing changes put in place this summer to reduce disruptions during the critical times around finals.

At the Hunt Library

  • Access during reading days and finals will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, who will need to use their Wolfpack One Cards to enter the Hunt Library security gates, April 25 – May 7.
  • No tours, sightseeing, or events will be allowed between the last day of classes and the completion of final exams.

At the D. H. Hill Library

  • Tours and events will be limited around final exams, April 25 – May 7.
  • The Wolfpack One Card will continue to be required for access after 10 pm.

Results for the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award announced April 14

Wed, 2015-04-22 08:48

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library received the 2015 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award for educational libraries in the typology category. Designed in collaboration by the NCSU Libraries, Snøhetta, and Clark Nexsen, the Hunt Library was the only U.S. library named as a finalist.

Finalists were candidates for the Architizer A+ Jury Award, which was selected by a distinguished jury, but public voting determined the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. The popular choice award polls were open online at the Architizer A+ Awards website from March 17 to April 3.

The Architizer A+ Awards winners were announced on April 14, 2015 and will be recognized at a gala in New York City in May, where they will receive a complimentary copy of the annual book of all A+ Award winners, published by Phaidon. Now in its third year, the global architectural awards program recognizes excellence and identifies industry leaders for architecture and design worldwide. While entries were received from more than 100 countries, only five entries in each category were named finalists.

To learn more about the Architizer A+ Awards, please visit http://awards.architizer.com/about/awards/.

D. H. Hill Library light sculpture will be lit in red in honor of Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:58

The NCSU Libraries D. H. Hill Library light sculpture will be lit in red in honor of Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi winning the 2015 O. Max Gardner Award for his contributions to health and human safety. The event will begin in the evening of Thursday, April 23rd and end Sunday, April 26th. For more information, please visit the following link. https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/04/highest-honor/

Libraries announces winners for CODE+ART Student visualization contest

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:16

Anthony Smith was the first prize winner.

The NCSU Libraries announced the winners of its inaugural Code+Art Student Visualization Contest, sponsored by Christie® Digital Systems. The contest enabled students to develop large-scale, data-driven “generative art” for the twenty-foot wide Art Wall and curved iPearl Immersion Theater at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Anthony Smith, a senior in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Development, won first prize for his Fractal Forest visualization. Fractal Forest features an interactive planet that develops different types of trees as guests enter the Hunt Library. Anthony Smith hopes “that people will have a different experience every time they see my work.  Just like nature, it is always changing, so every viewing will be unique.”

The team from WKNC 88.1 FM, NC State’s student-run radio station, won second place with their music visualizer of the WKNC internet radio stream. This team consists of Cameren Dolecheck, Harrison Wideman, Neal Grantham, Dylan Stein, and Colin Keesee.

The WKNC team (Cameren Dolecheck, Harrison Wideman, Neal Grantham, Dylan Stein, and Colin Keesee) were the second prize winners.

Of their visualizer, the team said, “In the wake of many other college radio stations being shut down, we hope to show that [WKNC] brings people together, enough to even make a work of this magnitude. …We hope this piece shows how much more goes on with a radio station other than DJing.”

This contest marks the first open call for students to create and showcase data-driven art for the video walls at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Mike Nutt, Director of Visualization Services and creator of the Code+Art program says, “The video walls were installed to create a dialog with library patrons about the world around them. Code+Art re-envisions the role that data plays in a university setting, turning data into part of our library’s aesthetic fabric.”

The winning pieces are on display at the Hunt Library until April 29, 2015. For more information about the exhibit, visit http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/event/christie-codeart-exhibit.

April Fools!

Wed, 2015-04-01 14:14

While the bookBot can carry loads of up to 500 lbs. it is certainly not intended to carry people. You can safely watch the bookBot in action from the windows in Robot Alley on the 1st floor of Hunt Library. Have a safe and fun April Fools Day!

Spring “Show and Tell” at Design this Friday, March 27

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:44

Please join us this Friday at the College of Design in the Belk Rotunda for our Spring “Show and Tell.”

We will be bringing selected items from the following collections: the Martha Scotford Research and Study Collection on Graphic Design; the Richard C. Bell Drawings and Other Materials; the Matthew Nowicki Drawings and Other Material; the Alexander Isley Papers; the Brian Shawcroft Papers; and the Meredith Davis Papers.

We will also bring architectural drawings created by Harry Barton for the Tudor Revival S. H. Tomlinson House in High Point, North Carolina.

Please email us at library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu with any questions!

Code+Art Student Visualization Contest Finalists Announced

Mon, 2015-03-23 16:03

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the finalist teams for its inaugural Code+Art Student Visualization Contest. Through a competitive proposal process, students are creating large-scale, data-driven “generative art” for the twenty-foot wide Art Wall and iPearl Immersion Theater at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The selected finalists are Anthony Smith and a team from WKNC 88.1 FM, who are working closely with Libraries staff to realize their project visions. The finalists are competing for the grand prize of $600 which will be awarded at the Code+Art reception at the Hunt Library on April 15, 2015.

Anthony Smith, a Senior in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Development, is creating Fractal Forest, a fully interactive planet that grows different plant types as guests enter the Hunt Library. The visualization will also include a sun and moon, and will depict elements including the current time and weather. As people view and participate in the work, the visualization will develop and change.

The team from WKNC 88.1 FM, NC State’s student run radio station, is creating a music visualizer of their Internet radio stream. This visualization will have an outline of the Raleigh and NC State skyline along the bottom, and various objects flying through the sky above. Each flying object will represent a current online listener. This team consists of Cameren Dolecheck, Harrison Wideman, Neal Grantham, Dylan Stein, and Colin Keesee.

This contest marks the first open call for students to create and showcase data-driven art for the video walls at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Mike Nutt, digital media librarian and creator of the Code+Art program says, “The video walls were installed to create a dialog with library patrons about the world around them. Code+Art re-envisions the role that data plays in a university setting, turning data into part of our library’s aesthetic fabric.”

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mike Nutt at 919-513-0651 or mrnutt@ncsu.edu.

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