May 19th, 2013 | Chris
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
The NCAT is now closed for the summer; access is available by appointment. Please contact us.
May 9th, 2013 | Jo
Please be sure that any equipment you have borrowed from the NCAT is returned by midnight Thursday, May 9th. After midnight on May 9th, returns must go through Jo Skiff, so please contact her to make arrangements.
Congratulations and best wishes to all Seniors who will be graduating on Sunday, May 19th.
We would especially like to recognize the senior NCAT employees who are leaving us:
We wish you all the best! Have a safe and fun filled summer!
May 3rd, 2013 | Jo
For the remainder of the semester—including exam week—the NCAT will be open for walk-in use and equipment checkin/out during the following hours:
We will close for summer break at midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Access to the lab will be by appointment for the summer. Please contact us.
April 26th, 2013 | Chris
We are very happy to announce that we will add 3D printing/rapid prototyping capabilities to the NCAT Lab (NC 003) this summer. We will pilot student use of the 3D printer with Sculpture and Digital Media & Culture students in the Fall 2013 semester. Initially we will fabricate objects from 3D models made in SketchUp and SketchUp Pro (.stl and .obj files).
We will be using PLA resins, which are made from plant starches and are therefore both renewable and biodegradable. We will also have the ability to print with ABS plastic resins for permanent objects. More details in the fall.
April 1st, 2013 | Chris
NCAT Director Dr. Christopher Watts announced today that the NCAT would be selling off all of its computer hardware and AV equipment and replacing it with Google Glass wearable computing devices.
“The NCAT is going to feel like a very different place,” Watts said. “Imagine coming into one of our labs and finding no computers, no furniture — just a bunch of students milling around, muttering voice commands to their glasses.”
Google Glass responds to voice commands and displays images and text in front of the user’s eye.
“It doesn’t have any art applications yet as far as I know,” said Watts. “But I’m sure it will by the time we get them in. We also looked into Apple’s iWatch, but that’s not even a real product yet.”
NCAT Assistant Director Ms. Josephine Skiff was unavailable for comment.
[This post was an April Fools' Day joke. –Ed.]