Open Knowledge Center Projects

About this department: The Open Knowledge Center (OKC) is an incubator for communities, projects, initiatives, and programs that build on NC State’s strengths and leadership in public, open, and experimental approaches to research, scholarship, and education. The Center is staffed by librarians, graduate assistants, and visiting scholars with deep expertise on information policy, open research and scholarship.  The Open Knowledge Center offers particular skills and expertise in: copyright, licensing, open education, open science, and critical approaches to data and technology.  Contact the OKC More about Open Knowledge Center

Projects on this page represent a selection of the work of this department.

  • Image of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Model, wide view with transit hub. From Library of Congress.

    Futurama, Autogeddon

    A media-rich, web-only monograph examines the "fantasies of technological utopianism as well as anxieties about the destruction of the environment and the dehumanizing impact of modernity."

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    Collaboration with Acquisitions & Discovery, Collections & Research Strategy
  • Three websites that are related to this project: an article, a podcast, and a Medium post

    Increasing the Public Impact of Research (pilot)

    Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva partnered with the Open Knowledge Center to experiment with various modes of increasing the potential for her work to have impacts outside of higher education. As a pilot project, this public impact strategy offers a…

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  • banner of Tally Tracker Explorer

    Tally Tracker Explorer

    Tally Tracker Explorer is a visualization depicting live and archived game data from all players in Tally Saves the Internet, a browser extension that transforms the data that advertisers collect into a multiplayer game. It was designed by Joelle…

    Completed on
    Collaboration with Data & Visualization Services, Research Engagement
  • Sample textbook cover

    Microwave and RF Design Open Textbook

    Microwave and RF Design is a series of five open textbooks published by NC State University and distributed through UNC Press. 

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    Collaboration with Acquisitions & Discovery
  • Tess-Celestial Display


    Tess-Celestial is a visualization project that explores the interplay of art, nature, culture, shape, perspective, and math in our everyday lives. 

    Completed on
    Collaboration with Research Engagement
  • Fermentology banner featuring jars of fermented vegetables


    Fermentology is a digital collection of written and media works about the culture, history, and science of fermented foods.   

    Report published on April 23, 2021
    Collaboration with Community Engagement