The Visual Narrative Initiative aims to push the shared frontiers of engineering and humanistic research to set a new agenda for advanced multimodal scholarship, opening research pathways in image analytics, the design of interactive digital experiences, data visualization, digital history, and computational media. In so doing, the cluster will identify pathbreaking opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations between engineering and humanities disciplines, particularly those invigorated by the emergence of digital humanities at the intersections of computation, analytics, and interpretation. Building on the Digital Humanities’ traditional emphases on text and data, the Visual Narrative Initiative is defining a leading edge of development in the multimodal landscape of digital images, gaming, virtual environments, and visualization. The initiative builds upon the growing international profile of NC State’s researchers in just these domains, and leverages the unique facilities at the university including the NC State Libraries.
The Visual Narrative Initiative is part of the NCSU Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Cluster Program. More information about the program can be found at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu.