ART + TECHNOLOGY + THE LIBERAL ARTS

Welcome to the NCAT, St. Lawrence University’s state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary arts technology facility. Located in the Noble Center, the NCAT exists for two reasons: it meets the technological needs of the arts departments in teaching and learning; and it serves as a hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts — both within the arts and across campus. The NCAT staff works with faculty members to coordinate the necessary facilities, equipment, and training to explore the intersections among digital technologies and the arts.

changes in the ncat

August 15th, 2014 | Jo

The Newell Center for Arts Technology saw its biggest equipment upgrade to date over the summer. We have replaced all of our older computers with new iMacs and Mac Pros, with larger displays for more screen real estate. HP scanners, Wacom pen tablets, and new Nektar MIDI controllers round out the workstations. The NCAT supports a wide variety of creative software for art, video, audio, and music notation. Even if you are not taking a class that meets in the NCAT, you are invited to come in and work during our open hours in the evenings. Hours are posted here (see link at left).

dr. farley awarded endowed professorship

June 21st, 2014 | Chris

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Farley, who has been appointed the Birdsong Professor of the Arts.  ”This professorship was funded by Terry ’69 and Lynn Birdsong ’68 to recognize and support the work of a distinguished, tenured professor in the Arts.  The Professor should demonstrate love of learning in her/his scholarly and performance/exhibition pursuits, but even more, in inspiring and motivating students to explore and achieve. The Birdsong Professor should be an exemplary teacher, as demonstrated by regular mentoring of students.”

Well-deserved recognition for one of our most dedicated faculty members.

congratulations to graduates

May 9th, 2014 | Jo

Our congratulations to all seniors but especially these NCATs who are graduating.

Nya Blocker
Shamiel Gonzalez
Corey Hahnl
Maggy Prajapati

We will certainly miss you, but are thrilled to see you going on to bigger and better things!

open through may 8 at midnight

April 30th, 2014 | Jo

The NCAT will be remain open throughout finals week with our normal schedule. We will close at midnight on Thursday, May 8th.

Saturday:  noon - 4:00pm
Sunday:  noon -  midnight
Monday — Thursday: 4:00pm — midnight

All students are reminded that data cannot be stored over the summer on the NCAT machines’ local hard drive. Seniors are asked to save and remove data to be kept from both local drives and network drives, like Scratch.

If you have any questions, please see Jo Skiff.

facebook to acquire ncat for $436 billion

April 1st, 2014 | Chris

fncatIn a surprise announcement today, NCAT director Christopher Watts stated that Facebook is in the process of acquiring the NCAT from St. Lawrence University for a staggering 436.1 billion dollars.

“This came as a complete shock to me,” said David Rätselhaus, Dean of the SLU College of Music. “I don’t know what Facebook’s plans for the NCAT might be, but I’m excited by the prospect that all of the music instruction taking place in the NCAT could be replaced by an app in Facebook. It would save a ton of money in the staff budget. Beyond that, I can’t imagine what they’re up to.”

NCAT staff refused to comment further on the story. St. Lawrence president William Renard and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerkorn both were unavailable for comment.