Visualization, Immersive Display, Simulation, and Virtual Environments
Throughout the Hunt Library, visualization is a tool for creating and showcasing new knowledge in the university's five areas of research emphasis: health and well-being, energy and environment, education innovation, safety and security, and transportation. Large-scale displays in different sizes, configurations, and capabilities are meant to encourage creativity in how we visualize the world of data and digital media. The Library's emphasis on large-scale visualization supports the diverse teaching and research mission of the university while providing a uniquely powerful tool for problem-solving and unlocking the knowledge in data.
Partners: Christie, Dell, EMC, Biamp, Sennheiser, AMX, NVIDIA, Intel, Extron, US Navy
Gaming, Interactive Computing, Programming
Gaming is often an important driver in development of human-computer interactive technologies. The Game Lab at the Hunt Library supports this highly multidisciplinary field of research. NC State's own Digital Games Research Center is hub for students and researchers in the colleges of Education, Engineering, Design, Management, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The Game Lab provides faculty, researchers, and students with an experimental commons to explore new gaming environments, methods of interaction, collaborative game design, and the role of gaming in education and training. The cutting-edge gaming environments developed in this lab will prepare NC State students for rewarding careers in the game industry within the Triangle and beyond.
Partners: Christie, Dell, Biamp, AMX, NVIDIA, VMware
Teaching, Demonstration, Presentation
Flexible and technology-rich learning spaces model the next generation of classrooms. These spaces are reconfigurable to allow students and faculty to easily customize them for project and inquiry-based learning and research.
Partners: Dell, Biamp, AMX, Extron, Sennheiser, MediaTech
Prototyping, Engineering, Making, Modeling
Success in today's competitive marketplace demands agility, rapid iteration, and bringing products to market quickly. The Hunt Library facilitates these next-gen design and prototyping processes with its Makerspace, Media Production Studios, and high-tech spaces, giving students and faculty the tools they need to lead tomorrow's workforce.
Partners: Dell, Biamp, Extron, VMware
Cinema, Media, Animation, Graphics, Audio
The Hunt Library Media Production Studios are designed to support activities at the speed of creativity and focus on participatory learning.
Partners: Sennheiser, Biamp, Dell, NVIDIA, MediaTech
Conferencing, Capture, Streaming, Broadcast
Groundbreaking research and instruction depend upon the exchange of ideas. In addition to immersive displays and expansive commons areas, the Hunt Library features the very latest in conferencing and telepresence technology. Students, faculty, and partners can now collaborate with colleagues around the world more easily than ever before.