Library Digital Collections

Art of Science

View Collection Items

Collections »

Art of Science

About this collection

Extent

13 digital objects.

Cite This Work

Pennington, Abigail (2021). Art of Science. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. https://doi.org/10.6075/J0JM29HT

Description

Data curators at the UC San Diego Library have the privilege of working with researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as they prepare data for the Library’s Research Data Collections repository. The visually stunning nature of some of these research data sets has inspired the Library’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) to host its inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

In February 2021, UC San Diego and affiliate students, postdoctoral and faculty researchers were invited to submit images or graphics related to their research, along with a caption that explains their work in an engaging and accessible way. Images could be obtained by any imaging technique, could be the result of modeling and simulation, or could be obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. Photographs could also be of instrumentation, apparatus, devices or other objects used in your scientific investigation. Researcher-artists were allowed to modify images to enhance their aesthetic.

The Library Research Data Curation Program acknowledges the generous support of Wendy Ibsen and Arica Lubin for sharing their insights about producing the UC Santa Barbara “Art of Science” contest; Brian Wolf for demonstrating UC Santa Barbara “Art of Science” website development tools; and Erinna Lin, our awesome graphic designer, for creating the gorgeous “Art of Science” logo.

-- About Submissions and Winner Selection --

Contest Submission Guidelines
• Submissions should be original research outputs based on original research conducted in residence at or in affiliation with UC San Diego.
• Include a title and a caption (referred to as “subtitle” on the submission website) that communicates the science behind the image in a clear and engaging way, and a detailed description.
• Images may be obtained by any imaging technique, or may be the result of modeling and simulation, or can be obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. Photographs may also be of instrumentation, apparatus, devices or other objects used in your scientific investigation.
• Images may be modified to enhance their aesthetic.

Winner Selection
Judge Nominations:
A panel of judges composed of faculty members, senior academic staff, and campus administrators reviews all eligible entries based on the following evaluation criteria:
• Image: aesthetic excellence (captivating, stunning, and/or otherwise visually interesting) as well as scientific or technical interest.
• Caption: communicates the science behind the image in a clear and engaging way.

Open voting:
Anyone with a PollUnit “Art of Science” contest link can vote for a single favorite image. The image with the most number of “Likes” is designated as the “open voting favorite.”

Creation Date
  • 2020-02-22 to 2021-05-24
Date Issued
  • 2021
Producer
Topics

Formats

View formats within this collection

Language
  • English
Identifier

Abigail Pennington: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9364-1995

Doi: https://doi.org/10.6075/J0JM29HT

Related Resource