The primary constituency served by the CTS will be any faculty, graduate or undergraduate students with an interest in exploring the potentials of new media and new networked forms of scholarship in archiving, analysis, and publication. While the CTS will be a resource for the entire USC community, particular programs already in place at USC can serve as a core constituency.
The vibrant field of visual studies has been mobilized across the USC campus by the interdisciplinary Visual Studies Graduate Certificate program, and will be an important constituency of the CTS. Questions arising from an image-driven society create new ways of thinking, which have converged with the new technologies of communication, knowledge, display, data collecting, and archiving wrought by the digital revolution. The CTS offers an ideal environment in which to conduct research using visualization tools and networked, collaborative scholarship.
IML Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program IML Honors students create capstone projects in their senior year, uniting in-depth research in their major with multimedia to explore new genres and modes of scholarly production, including sophisticated forms of annotation and citation, information visualization, experiential argument, embodied argument and game-based illustration. The CTS will expand the institutional context for scholarly multimedia, and offer guidance especially for students incorporating archival information in their projects.
Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) Grad students in the CET program will explore new forms of media-enhanced scholarly production and professional development. Most often involving the crafting of Web sites and conference presentations and using Web 2.0 tools, their development and training will also benefit from interaction with the CTS.