Feb. 19, 2004
Vol. 23 No. 10

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    Sights and Sounds of Science competition returns

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office

    The Materials Science Research Center is soliciting contributions to the second annual Sights and Sounds of Science (S3) Project, a competition that aims to foster dialogue between artists and scientists in the University community.

    The competition is open to University faculty, students, staff, spouses and alumni and focuses on the science of the Materials Science Research Center, which addresses fundamental scientific problems of technological significance through its research groups at both the University and Argonne National Laboratory.

    “The goal is to take a fresh look at the supposed divide between science and art, to map out creative connections between the two and to explore shared terrain boldly,” the S3 announcement said.

    The S3 Committee will select three prizes in each of two categories: Sounds of Science (recorded sounds and sound collages), and Sights of Science (film, video and animation, with or without a soundtrack). First prize in each category will be $300, second prize $200 and third prize $100.

    Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, April 30. More contest details are available at http://mrsec.uchicago.edu/s3_project.

    Susanne Ghez, Executive Director of the Renaissance Society; Heinrich Jaeger, Professor in Physics and the College; James Lastra, Chairman of Cinema & Media Studies; Sidney Nagel, the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in Physics and the College; Joel Snyder, Professor in Art History and the College; and Lawrence Zbikowski, Associate Professor in Music and the College, comprise the S3 Committee.