Call for Art & Science Exhibition Proposals - ISMB/ECCB 2013

**Call for Arts and Science Submission Site* Closes May 24, 2013

 

Chair: Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid, Spain

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The Art & Science Exhibition is an event organized by the ISCB Student Council, a student-led section of ISCB whose mission is the development of the next generation of computational biologists.
 
ISMB/ECCB 2013 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. In these fields we are constantly dealing with information in visual form: from microscope images and photographs of gels to scatter plots, network graphs and phylogenetic trees, structural formulae and protein models to flow diagrams, visual aids for problem-solving are omnipresent. Some of the works of the annual exhibitions at the conference combines outstanding beauty and aesthetics with deep insight that perfectly proves the validity of our approach or goes beyond the problem's solution. Others were surprising and inspiring through the transition from science to art, opening our eyes and minds to reflect on the work that we are undertaking.
 
For the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Art & Science Exhibition the organizers invite all interested conference attendees (hereafter referred to as "artists") to submit such images and videos ("artworks") that have been generated as part of a research project. They are also soliciting images and videos resulting from creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. All cover images produced by researchers for scientific journals are welcome as well.
 
Attend this exciting event to surprise and inspire us, to open our eyes and minds!
 
Deadlines
Monday, November 12, 2012
Call for Art & Science Exhibiton Opens
 
Monday, May 24, 2013
Artwork Submission Deadline
 
Monday, May 27, 2013
Art & Science Exhibition Acceptance Notification
 

 

Committee

Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern (Chair)
Geoff Macintyre
Venkata Satagopam
 

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Exhibition

The Art & Science Exhibition will take place for the duration of conference. Artists are asked to submit images and videos for this exhibition. Videos will be projected in the exhibition space. Images will be shown both in physical form during the conference breaks. Images from the the exhibition will be displayed in the plenary room prior to the start of plenary talks at ISMB meeting.

 

Contest

Images and videos will automatically enter an online contest for a $200 (USD) award unless the artist indicates during the submission process that the work should be excluded from the contest.

ISMB/ECCB 2013 delegates will select the winner of the contest through majority vote based on their personal preference. Each delegate will have one vote.

 

Submission Guidelines

An artist can be an individual or a group of individuals. Each artist may submit video or images for presentation in physical form and projection. If the artist submits multiple images for presentation in physical form there is no guarantee that all images will be displayed based on exhibition space. Space for physical presentation of images is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Content

An artist can be an individual or a group of individuals. Each artist may submit video or images for presentation in physical form and projection. If the artist submits multiple images for presentation in physical form there is no guarantee that all images will be displayed based on exhibition space. Space for physical presentation of images is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Materials

The final artwork has to be submitted for review before the deadline through the online submission system. Together with the artwork a brief description of the work has to be submitted as well as a title for the work. The description must not be longer than 100 words.


Videos have to be in MPEG format only and no more than 4 minutes long. The file size of the video must not exceed 100 MB. It must be possible to decode videos with standard software. The maximum resolution for videos is 1024x768 pixels. Videos may include sound.


Images to be presented in physical form must be smaller than A1: 43 x 43 inch (109.2 cm x 109.2 cm). All accepted images will be required for the resubmission in a high resolution by the Art & Science committee, but the primary submitted images may be in a low resolution. Images can be submitted in PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF but NOT in PDF format. The file size must not exceed 2 MB for the primary images and 25MB for the high resolution images. The conference organizers will print the images for display at the conference.

Online submission system

Review

All submitted artwork will be reviewed for compliance with content restrictions as well as technical requirements. Artwork out of compliance will be rejected. Furthermore, the organizers reserve the right to reject artwork for any reasons.

 

Copyrights and Permissions

The artist must be holding the copyrights for all parts of the artwork or have permission from the copyright holders to use their works. Copyright holders other than the artist must be attributed accordingly in the abstract accompanying the artwork.

By submitting artwork to the Art and Science Exhibition the artist gives permission to the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to display this work and reproductions thereof during ISMB/ECCB 2013 and in materials associated with this and future ISCB events, such as program booklets, (electronic) newsletters, promotional brochures and websites.

 

Examples


Video examples
http://accad.osu.edu/research/scientific_visualization_htmls/dancingDNA.htm
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/sb/faculty_pages/Sussman/movies/richardnew.mpg


Image Examples

ISMB 2010 -  First Prize
Anastasia Baryshnikova
University of Toronto, CANADA
Michael Constanzo, Chad Myers, Brenda Andrews, Charles Boone


The Genetic Landscape of a Cell


ISMB/ECCB 2009 - First Prize
Kristian Rother
IIMCB Warsaw, GERMANY
Twenty Characters
 


ISMB 2008 -first prize

Mr. Jared Flatow
Northwestern University, USA
A Portrait of James D. Watson in his own Words

http://www.iscb.org/ismb2008/ismb2008_includes/images/vrs/3225.pdf