Research Projects of Visual Narrative Participants

Intelligent CInematics The Intelligent Cinematics project builds intelligent cinematics.  Sponsored by the NSF.  Project investigators include Young (PI, NCSU).  Joe Magliano, Northern Illinois, Tom Ackerman, UNC School of the Arts.
Narrative for Sensemaking
Narrative for Sensemaking does this and that.  Project investigators include Young (PI, NCSU),  Camille Barot, Laura Tateosian.  Geo people.  Nick Taylor, Marc Russo, Gabe radvansky, Christopher Healey. Tom Ackerman.
Victoria’s Lost Pavilion  Including researchers from the Department of English and the College of Design, this project uses architectural software to reconstruct a nineteenth-century pavilion from Buckingham Palace Gardens. The pavilion served as an important experiment in British art and design, and the project team is generating multiple ways of experiencing the digital model, including through gaming engines, VR headsets, and panoramic images.
Nineteenth-Century Newspapers Analytics  Working with a collection of digitized nineteenth-century British newspapers, a research team from the Department of English and the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences is pursuing data mining research on the text contents, meta data, and image contents of these materials. Goals include developing workflows to identify, visualize, and analyze nineteenth-century information networks, as well as adapting computer vision processes for collections of non-photographic historical images.
Visual-Culture Narrative Lines (VCNL) Project  The Visual-Culture Narrative Lines (VCNL) Project is an interactive, relational database, under development for the last five years supported by the NC State University’s History Department.  Within the database, scholars construct new interpretive frames working out from visual materials, developing historical narratives based on images with captions, metadata, as well as the visual relations to other images which the database helps reveal. The author arranges the images in a narrative line that develops an interpretive frame, giving each image geospatial location and other available metadata, and explaining through an extended ‘caption’ the significance of each image, in itself as well as within the narrative line being presented.   Once entered into the database, this narrative line will intersect with other narrative lines where authors have used the same image. Around each multiply-used image, then, a node of scholarly communication grows up that may lead off in several different directions; this not only facilitates different ways of understanding visual materials relationally, it also provides users and scholars the tools for authoring nonlinear, multimodal narratives about those materials, particularly building on their collaborative knowledge discovery created through shared nodes within the database. (Has also been adapted for teaching.)       Project investigation led by Sandria B. Freitag

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