Shooting Wars: New Spaces Give Old Media New Meaning4/27/2015
As Professor Marsha Gordon walked through the gates of Hunt Library for the first time and stood in the Immersion Theater—one of the building's high tech visualization spaces—she immediately said, "We have to do the project here."
Visualizing Space, Time and Comic Books: Approaches to 9/114/23/2015
What is the difference between space and time when it comes to telling a story? In order to help her students understand the difference, Professor Helen Burgess had her students look at different representations of the events of 9/11. With the help of librarians Markus Wust, Jamie Bradway, and Brian Dietz, Burgess displayed 9/11 timelines, information graphics, and comics on the walls of the Visualization Studio at D.H. Hill Library. The goal? To give students an opportunity to reflect on how the format we use to tell a story can change the way we think about that story.
Graduate Students Interpret the “State of History” at NC State1/31/2015
Graduate students in Dr. Susanna Lee’s History 534 take a deep dive into the NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections to create stories that uncover events in NC State history. Students then used the Libraries’ high tech spaces to showcase the complexity of their projects dynamically and interactively.
Re-Imagining the Lake Raleigh Woods1/20/2015
NCSU College of Design faculty member Brendan Harmon gave the students in his Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Designers course a real world problem to solve: design a new trail system for the nearby Lake Raleigh Woods. They used the Hunt Library high-tech spaces to collaborate and visualize the possibilities.
Modeling continental erosion and mountaintop mining... in the library12/12/2014
During the fall of 2014, Professor Helena Mitasova and graduate students in her Multidimensional Geospatial Modeling course used the high-resolution, large-scale projection capabilities of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library's Teaching and Visualization Lab to view their data in ways they were unable to before.
Fresh Eyes, Fresh Spaces: A DSLR PhotoWalk11/14/2014
Eight intrepid explorers gathered together during Spring Holiday 2014 with a mission in mind. We set out to explore the southern reaches of NC State’s Centennial Campus with DSLR cameras in hand. Our goal was to find what was strange, beautiful, and interesting and take pictures. In the end, we came, we saw, and we captured!
Creation Stories: A Journey in Pixels11/10/2014
When students in Greg Carter’s Art+Design Illustration 480 class completed their final projects, little did they know that their work, called “Creation Stories,” would be displayed on the Hunt Library’s video walls and that they’d participate in a program to discuss their projects, their creative processes, and how their illustrations looked on the walls versus the printed page.
Pop-Up "Ask Us" Table11/4/2014
NC State librarians want students to Ask Us... about anything! But what would happen if we flipped the script and told them what to ask us about? That was what a small team of librarians set out to find out by setting up shop in the lobby of the library to promote learning about a few useful, interesting topics.
Learning with MaKey MaKey: Transforming Objects / Transforming Learning10/2/2014
In an effort to broaden access and exposure to ideas and tools of the Maker movement, I worked with Professor Nick Taylor in NC State's Department of Communication, to develop an innovative assignment for students with no background in circuitry or engineering.
The Black Mountain College Story: A Hunt Library Happening8/8/2014
Using the entire Hunt Library as a storytelling platform, David Silver, Visiting Scholar at NCSU Libraries, used the library's dramatic visualization spaces to chronicle the rise and fall of Black Mountain College, founded in 1933 near Asheville, North Carolina.