05 PM | 04 Jun

The 11th Aesthetica #Art #Prize is Now Open for Entries [#geekgirl]


The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is Now Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. 2016’s finalists include Rachel Ara, founder of the artists collective [ALLOY]; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Source: Aesthetica Magazine

  • Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2017
02 PM | 05 Jul

2015 #Dance your #PhD #Contest :: Stanford, California [#geekgirl]

The dreaded question: ‘So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?’ You take a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to glaze over… At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form?

Gonzolabs’ annual Dance Your Ph.D. competition is now open, with categories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Social Sciences, and a Grand Prize for the Best Ph.D. Dance of 2015. The competition is open to entrants holding or currently completing a science-related Ph.D. ENTER BY OCTOBER 28, 2015


02 PM | 08 Feb

Entries for the 2015 Bald Archy prize are on display at the Watson #Art Centre in Canberra. [#geekgirl]

Andrew Bolt with Egg on his Face

It’s Bald Archies time again… The annual Bald Archy competition parodies Australia’s top prize for portraiture, the Archibald Prize, promoting comedy, cartoons and caricatures.

Multiple entries this year drew inspiration from American celebrity Kim Kardashian’s famous photo which sent social media into overdrive, supposedly “breaking the internet”.

The winner of the 2015 Bald Archy Prize will be announced on July 24.

Editor’s note: My favourite so far is Andrew Bolt with egg on his face.! IKR.

Source ABC: plus Gallery slideshow display

12 PM | 01 Feb

#PRISOM Nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award [#geekgirl] [#BlowingOwnHorn]


A ScreenShot From #PRISOM

Yep, this one’s pure shameless promotion, folks [so look away now if you’re easily offended by such things]…

I received some excellent news this morning: I and one of my creative co-collaborators, Andy Campbell, have been lucky enough to have an “Evolution” graphic we designed (as part of our #PRISOM Game Project) nominated for “Best DH visualization or infographic” in the 2013 Digital Humanities Awards (Recognising Excellence in Digital Humanities).Have a look at the poster here (it’s listed under the “Best DH visualization or infographic” category)  and if you like it, go back to the original page, scroll down to the very bottom, and vote for it. Voting will be open until midnight GMT on the Friday 14 February 2014.
06 PM | 24 Jul

The #Pixel #Painter [#geekgirl]

The Pixel Painter

“Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.”