Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy – North Carolina State University Libraries Immersive Scholar Residency

Artists and Professors Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy

The Office of Grants and Contracts congratulates Albert and Lena Keiser Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies, Joelle Dietrick, and Associate Professor of the Practice in Digital Studies, Owen Mundy, on an Immersive Scholar Residency from North Carolina State University Libraries, funded by the Mellon Foundation.

The $25,000 award contributed to the development of “Tally Saves the Internet,” a free, web-based game which alerts users to webpage data tracking, allowing players to battle and block capture of their online actions and protect their data privacy. Development of Tally offered experiential learning opportunities for several Davidson student researchers. Professors Dietrick and Mundy previewed the game at the October 2020 Immersive Scholar Symposium hosted by North Carolina State University.

The digital and creative efforts of Professors Dietrick and Mundy have been recognized and funded through organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright, North Carolina Arts Council, Center for Long-Term Security at the University of California at Berkeley, MacDowell Colony, Resilient Network, Bacca Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Davidson College.

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