The CHAT Festival — an acronym for “Collaborations in Humanities, Arts, & Technology” — represents a collaboration among academic and education partners in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. The goals of CHAT include bringing together researchers, educators, students, artists, and professionals to discuss, demonstrate, and celebrate new media in the arts and humanities. The biannual Festival was first hosted in 2010 at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, reprised in 2012 at Duke University, and in 2014 comes to North Carolina State University.

The 2014 CHAT Festival will be held all day on Friday, February 28 (schedule here) in the new James B. Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus, itself a stunning example of advanced technologies and collaborative spaces for humanities and media work. It will feature demonstrations by teams of scholars and new media artists, workshops on how to facilitate innovative collaborations in academic research and training, and discussions about user interface design in collaboration with NexUX: a conference on user experience and human-computer interaction (HCI) concurrently hosted by the NC State Department of Computer Science. For more information about CHAT events and participants, see the 2014 schedule. Logistics for the events and visiting the Hunt Library can be found here.

The 2014 CHAT Festival is jointly organized with support from the following NCSU partners:

  • Institute for Emerging Issues
  • Department of Art + Design
  • Department of English
  • Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) Program
  • Department of Computer Science
  • NCSU Libraries

With additional support from institutions around the Triangle, including:

  • The Wired! Lab, Duke University
  • PhD Lab, Duke University
  • Digital Innovations Lab, UNC-CH
  • Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, UNC-CH