A note from organizer Felice Frankel:
Below is an example of participation requirements for the next Image and Meaning workshop, now being planned. When announced, the following will be required:
There will be a $150.00 fee, for all non-Harvard participants, to cover costs.
Please submit the requested material below in the "Submission Requirements" section in order to be considered for attendance. Because of the truly participatory nature of our workshops, we must limit the number of participants and we deeply apologize for that. The workshop sessions are in a real sense working sessions. For that reason, each of the four or five groups (depending on participant count), led by two session leaders (see Contact Us) cannot have more than eight (8) participants in each. We know this from experience.
In addition, it is essential to balance the groups according to scientific discipline. We are convinced that the interdisciplinary nature of the groups: scientists, graphic designers, writers, animators, etc., and the expertise of our leaders, have made these workshops really work.
Please submit the following to Ruth Goodman, our Program Manager:
im2[dot]xworkshops[at]gmail[dot]com. Please read carefully.
Submissions that do not include all requested materials will not be considered.
Two (2) pages: in unlocked PDF format only
Page dimensions: 8.5 x 11" (horizontal or vertical)
PDF file size: between 400K and 2MB, for adequate screen and print resolution; use high-resolution (300 dpi) jpegs for your images
Deadline: Date TBA
- Your Name
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Field of Expertise
- A general question you would like to discuss concerning the visual representation of science (e.g., How might we better express scale, or multiple dimensions?)
- A specific question (e.g., How would we show a wave function or the flow of water through a membrane?)
- Two Images:
- An image, or part of an animation (preferably your own work) which you believe is successful in communicating an idea, and your own explanation of why it is successful.
- An image representing an unsolved problem, an open question or a challenge you currently face, with an explanation of the problem, question or challenge.
- Short descriptions of what each of your two images is trying to "do" (from the scientific perspective), as if you were writing a caption.
Again, submissions must include everything we request, and will be returned if requirements are not met.
Examples of the Page 1 portion of submission may be found here:
You will hear from us to let you know if you will be part of the workshop.
Again, we deeply apologize for having to limit the number of participants. Acceptance to the workshop will be made solely on the basis of creating balanced groups.