Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flow Cytometry Data is Beautiful

So, why not make your latest flow analysis into a work of art? Read on for info regarding the "Science in Art" exhibit, or visit uchisciart.org for more details.

Science in Art 2008 Issues Call for Art
Science in Art, a juried art exhibit that features art from scientist-artists from The University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories and Chicago artists whose subject is science, is accepting art submissions for the Science in Art exhibit 2008 and will accept submissions through Friday, August 22, 2008. The exhibit was developed in response to the need for educating the public about the process, challenges and benefits of science and technology.
Science in Art uses art as a vehicle for creating connections between scientists and non-scientists. As science and technology advance the need for public awareness and understanding increases. The success of science depends largely on public support, therefore communication between scientists and the public is critical. This exhibit will help to translate the language of science for the general public and to push forward the boundaries of human enlightenment. Moreover, it will highlight cross-disciplinary connections in the development, expression and exploration of novel ideas.
Art media accepted for submission include photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, videography and music. Science in Art organizers and a distinguished panel of jurors will select art for the exhibition based on three criteria: (i) how the artwork relates (abstractly or literally) to science (ii) quality of execution (iii) How the artwork goes beyond the mere depiction of the scientific phenomenon.
The Science in Art exhibit will take place at The University of Chicago Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS) Oct. 10-Dec. 13 with an accompanying opening reception on Oct. 10.
Complete entry information, including an application for submitting art, can be found at: uchisciart.org, or by contacting Rebecca Ayers (rayers@uchicago.edu; (608)345-1321.