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CADENS Deadline Extended

December 17th, 2015 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Visualized dataDoes your research generate, analyze, and/or visualize data using advanced digital resources?

CADENS (The Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science) is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to weave into larger documentary narratives in a series of fulldome digital films and TV programs aimed at broad public audiences. Visualizations of your work could reach millions of people, amplifying its greater societal impacts!

The deadline to submit your application for the next documentary production has been extended to January 15, 2016. It’s easy—just answer a few questions on the web form found here.

All disciplines are encouraged to submit. Medicine, health, and biomedicine data is especially sought in the current selection round.

The process for selecting scientific data and visualizations to be included in CADENS projects is unlike typical proposal review procedures. This selection process involves visualization experts, a science advisory committee, and other stakeholders in an ongoing process to consider a variety of science stories.

CADENS (The Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science) is a National Science Foundation-supported project to increase digital literacy and inform the general public about computational and data-enabled discovery. It is led by Donna Cox, director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, which has created data-driven visualizations seen by millions of people in productions for planetariums, museums, and science television programs. Other project collaborators are Thomas Lucas, producer/director of more than 30 major science documentary films, and the Blue Waters and Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects.

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CADENS Deadline Extended