Join us on Friday, September 20 at 2pm as we get a sneak peak at the new equipment and lighting options available in the lighting studio in NC116A (under the stairs). Instructor Wes Kline will show how to properly use the equipment and NCAT Assistant Director, Jo Skiff will talk about how you can gain access. Come see what’s new!
Did you miss this? Check out the video here.
The NCAT will begin open hours on Sunday, September 1st in the Lab (NC 003) at NOON. Those hours this semester will be SUNDAY NOON – MIDNIGHT; MONDAY – THURSDAY 4:00pm – MIDNIGHT; SATURDAY NOON – 4:00pm;
Anyone with a valid SLU ID card can use the lab during open hours; you don’t have to be enrolled in a class. However, these are the ONLY times that the NCAT is open for general use, so please plan accordingly. Current open hours are always posted here.
If you have a class in the NCAT this semester, the doors will automatically unlock at your class time. Please note that the NCAT does not provide headphones for class sessions; students are responsible for bringing their own headphones to class when needed.
Here’s a list of some of the courses currently happening for the Fall 2013 semester:
Other classes will make use of NCAT facilities and resources, too. Contact the professor or department for more information about any of these courses.
Virtual objects become physical objects…
During the Fall 2013 semester, we will pilot use of the 3D printer with students in Professor Hauber’s studio classes.
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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.
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.]