Immersive Scholar

NC State has been awarded a $414,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop extensible models and programs for the creation and sharing of digital scholarship in large-scale and immersive  environments. Entitled “Visualizing Digital Scholarship in Libraries and Learning Spaces,” the project aims to continue the NCSU Libraries’ pioneering work with large-scale, research visualization technologies to increase the impact of academic visualization environments and the scholarship created within them.

The grant will fund four specific elements:

  • A series of competitive block grants made available to other institutions working on similar challenges in creating, disseminating, validating, and preserving digital scholarship for large-scale visual environments.
  • An initial gathering of the funded institutions to set priorities and best practices for the project.
  • A scholars-in-residence program to create open source, data-driven art and visualizations.
  • A culminating symposium that brings together the grant participants and the larger community of immersive visualization practitioners to share and assess results and transition into a new phase of scholarly communication production and support.

The funded grant proposal can be downloaded here (pdf).