Pat Fitzgerald, Associate Professor, NC State Art & Design
Creating interactive experience with technology
Pat has been creating interactive technology experiences for years. Collaborating closely with Lee Cherry at the College of Design's Advanced Media Lab, he has created installations for the national yearly art exhibition at ACM SIGGRAPH, the NC Museum of Art, and Raleigh's Contemporary Art Museum — among many others. Pat is a nexUX leader, working deeply at the intersection of art, technology and emotion.
At this meetup, Pat will show us some of this prior work, and then engage us in a conversation about a new project he is engaged in called Recognition, a unique quiz game with a highly visual mechanic. We'll brainstorm about what makes interactive experiences like these compelling, and how we might apply those thoughts to Recognition.
As usual, this is not a "sit back and listen" meeting, but a chance for us to bring together a cross disciplinary group of people to discuss our own memorable interactive experiences, what gave them such impact, and how we might create such experiences in the future.
If you're coming, please RSVP with the button below. Also, please forward this email to whomever you think meet be interested.
Patrick FitzGerald has a BA from Southern Methodist University and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Design at NC State University, Professor Patrick FitzGerald served as an instructor, artist and manager at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine.
His work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad. FitzGerald’s research and teaching span the full range of multimedia production, from digital video to interactive 3D animation. His creative interests involve new ways of combining art, design and interactive media.
Professor FitzGerald has received national and international awards for his digital illustrations. In 1999, he received a North Carolina Fellowship for the Visual Arts. Recent projects and installations include the 2010 opening of the new NCMA gala (with AML), 2009 Zoom Raleigh (with AML in downtown Raleigh ), 2007 The Consumer Culture Garden (with EAT at NCMA), and GoMAP2.0 (interactive prototype for PDA).
There is ample parking near the Hunt Library on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.
Visit the Parking Kiosk located as you enter Centennial Campus from the corner Varsity Drive and Avent Ferry Road. At the kiosk you can purchase a day pass for $5.00. This will allow you to park it the C-parking deck located near the Hunt Library on Partners Way. You can access this lot when leaving the parking kiosk by driving down Varsity drive, through Main Campus Drive and taking a right onto Partners Way. The multi-level parking deck will be on your right hand side.
Directly outside the front doors of the Hunt Library (on Partners Way) is an hourly lot. There is a mechanical arm at the entrance to this lot. You can pay by the hour at $2.00/ hour to park here. Just be prepared, as this lot only accepts credit cards (no cash).
Once parked, you will be entering the Hunt Library on the ground floor. The Duke Energy Room is up the yellow stairs and on your left.