Digital ’07: PATTERN-FINDING; ASCI Exhibition Deadline AUGUST 20, 2007

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc’s 9th international, digital print Open Competition Exhibition will take place October 6, 2007 – January 27, 2008 at the New York Hall of Science.

This year’s theme will explore how the images of science research, mathematical data-sets, sound frequencies, and nature itself are being translated via the computer [& software] into 2-dimensional art of exquisite pattern. Over 100,000 museum visitors will see this exhibition.

CO-JURORS: JD Talasek, Director of Exhibitions & Cultural Programs at The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; and ASCI founder/director, Cynthia Pannucci will co-curate this year’s exhibition.

From the website:
Historically, pattern has been reinterpreted by artists from the earliest of times. From the incised pictograms on the walls of Egyptian tombs, the stunning cut-outs of Matisse, America’s pieced and patchwork quilts, to the everyday pattern of light and shadow that captivates many contemporary photographers — pattern has captured the artist’s vision.

For Digital ’07, we are specifically looking at how structure and pattern in the universe, whether visible or invisible to the naked eye, have become the muse for many contemporary digital artists. We seek to explore how today’s scientific fields of systems science, chaos and string theory, fractals, nanoscience, genetics, molecular science, the wavelets or frequency of sound, or a myriad of other mathematical data-sets have influenced today’s artists, scientists, and technologists in creating 2-dimensional art of exquisite pattern.

And let’s not forget the oldest source of pattern, nature itself! As Galileo is quoted to have said: “Nature’s great book is written in mathematical symbols.” Nature is, of course, an infinite resource for the lover of pattern.”

Deadline: August 20, 2007

Don’t forget to visit the ASCI website often to learn of other competitions, conferences and exhibitions in the art/sci community. This month’s featured member is CAMILLE SEAMAN, whose project ‘The Last Iceberg’ won the hardbound book prize from the 2006 Critical Mass competition. Congratulations, Camille!


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