International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Performing Science 2011

Activity by Selma Yilmaz   |   added on Feb 21, 2011   |   Germany Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): BASF, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Justus Liebig University Giessen

The Center for Media and Interactivity (ZMI) at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen offers the Giessen Prize for scholarly presentation & lecture performance for the second time in 2011, which is the Year of Chemistry: Performing Science honors innovative forms of knowledge presentation.

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The Center for Media and Interactivity (ZMI) at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen offers the

 

Giessen prize for scholarly presentation & lecture performance

 

for the second time in 2011: Performing Science honors innovative forms of knowledge presentation. In this context, evaluation will not only be based on scholarly elocution but also on research-oriented lecture performance or virtuoso media use. Inspired by the history of Justus Liebig University, in 2011, i.e. the Year of Chemistry, Performing Science will be about new forms of experimental lecturing.

 

The history of knowledge presentation is characterized by the tension between scholarly communication and public spectacle. Experimental lecturing is associated with the insight that the presentation of knowledge interacts with research: Although experimental lecturing was first criticized for not being scientific, it finally played a central role in the development of modern experimental sciences. Through the use of new media the forms of public knowledge presentation are undergoing new changes today. For instance, the lecture performance has emerged as a new format at the interface between art and science. Recorded as a video and put on the Web, today's scholarly presentations take the shape of performances more than ever. At the same time, the relationship between science and society is changing, too.

 

The Performing Science Award will be given to a scholar/artist for outstanding achievement in scholarly presentation or lecture performance. It is not simply the traditional experimental lecture which is of interest here, but first and foremost the following types of presentation:

 

  • scholarly and artistic presentations which visualize research processes
  • presentations involving new experimental procedures, e.g. simulations
  • presentations in which content and form enter an experimental relationship which allows the audience to actually participate in the presented research
  • presentations which take an experimental and artistic approach to using media and traditional forms of knowledge presentation

 

On 17th September 2011, a jury consisting of distinguished representatives of the fields of science and art will determine the award winners in the public finals.

 

  • Value of the award: The prize money for the Performing Science Award is 5,000 Euro for the first place winner, 3,000 Euro for the second place winner, and 1,500 Euro for the third place winner
  • Application deadline: 30th April 2011

 

For more information about the procedure and the application documents, please see our website www.performingscience.de.


Topic: competition Audience: students, professors, professional chemists, general public, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, women chemists
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