Visualization, Immersive Display, Simulation, and Virtual Environments
The Hunt Library utilizes visualization as a tool for the creation and application of new knowledge within the university's five areas of research emphasis: health and well being, energy and environment, education innovation, safety and security, and transportation. Designed with a wide variety of large-scale displays that present different sizes, different aspect ratios, and different configurations and capabilities, the variance in digital canvases is meant to encourage creativity in how we visualize the world of data and digital media. There is not just one viewpoint, one way of looking at a problem, and 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 gems inside of data.
Partners: Christie, Dell, EMC, Biamp, Sennheiser, AMX, NVIDIA, Intel, Extron, US Navy
Gaming, Interactive Computing, Programming
Gaming is often the lead driver in human computer interactive technologies, and the Game Lab at the Hunt Library is designed to support this highly multidisciplinary field of research. NCSU's own Digital Games Research Center acts as a hub for a program that spreads across the colleges of Education, Engineering, Design, Management, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The Hunt Library 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 NCSU students for rewarding careers in the game industry within the Triangle and beyond.
Partners: Christie, Dell, Biamp, AMX, NVIDIA, VMware
Teaching, Demonstration, Presentation
The Hunt Library's flexible, diverse, and technology-rich learning spaces model the next generation of cutting-edge classrooms. These spaces are reconfigurable to allow form to follow function; students and faculty can easily customize them for project- and inquiry-based learning and research.
Partners: Dell, Biamp, AMX, Extron, Sennheiser, MediaTech
Prototyping, Engineering, Making, Modeling
The world has changed, and 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, production studios, and one-of-a-kind high-technology 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.