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Queens College Event: Data Hackathon

The Tech Incubator at Queens College and Serval Ventures will host a Data Hackathon at Queens College on Sunday, March 1, during the NYC Open Data week. We invite data scientists, artists, designers, developers and anyone who is interested in data visualization to participate.

NYC has made open data available free for citizens to explore and use. In its raw format, the datasets consist of large amount of texts and numbers and are difficult for an average citizen to consume. Even after the datasets are transformed into charts and graphics, it may still require substantive training to understand and interpret the results. In a world that information consumption becomes more visual, we wonder: “How might we make the NYC Open Data more accessible and useful by exploring new ways of visualizing the data?” For example, moving from 2D to 3D, to multi dimensional representations; from static to dynamic, moving through space and time; using artistic concepts of color, shape, size and orientation to show categories, patterns, correlations, outliers, and etc. The new ways of visualizing NYC open data may lead to more engaged conversations among citizens and result in a better way of living.

Interested in participating? Register for the event here!

Call for Artists: Macaulay Arts Night 2020

Queens College students and alumni are invited to submit work for the Macaulay Arts Night 2020!

Arts Night is an annual event (since 2012), held at the Macaulay Honors College building, during which art from all CUNY campuses is displayed. The displayed works range from fine arts to performance arts to less traditional artistic endeavors such as programming. Participants include CUNY alumni, current students, and current faculty from within and outside of the Honors College.

The theme for this year is “Legends and Mythology.” Submitted artwork is not required to represent the theme. This is a public event whose purpose is to display CUNY’s talent. We are excited to see the work of Queens College students! To submit your work, apply here! Interested in attending as a guest? RSVP here.

Call for Artists: QC Art Center, “Our Planet”

Attention artists! The QC Art Center, located on the 6th floor of Rosenthal Library, is seeking submissions for “Our Planet,” a multidisciplinary art exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, that will open in mid-April. Submissions should be related to the themes of conservation, industry, agriculture, our bodies, urban ecology, and the like.

Please email your idea/concept or samples of your work along with a small bio to Michele at qcartcenter@gmail.com by January 31. Students from all majors as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to apply and submit works from multidisciplinary art mediums (photography, painting, illustration, etc.).

For more information, email qcartcenter@gmail.com.

Call for Artists: District 13 Community Art Exhibit

The District Office for Senator Jessica Ramos is putting out a call for artists to submit work for the final community art exhibit of the year! Works will be displayed during the District Office for the holidays and during their decorating and lighting event on Wednesday, December 18th 2019 at 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Senator Ramos’ district office is located on 32-37 Junction Blvd. East Elmhurst, and the community is invited to join for some holiday cheer, light refreshments, and kids will also have the opportunity of making ornaments for the office or their home!

They are looking for artists to share pieces that embody what the holiday season means to them, and the works will be shown at the community art exhibit. If you’d like to participate please fill out the following form here.

Call for Artists: Creative Time

Are you a New York City-based artist with an exciting idea for a public project? Between December 10 and January 18, Creative Time is accepting proposals for a new public commission to be exhibited in the spring/summer of 2019. The open call is an opportunity for emerging artists to experiment in the public realm, and utilize Creative Time’s 40+ year history of realizing artists’ dream projects.

Ideas can be bold and ambitious, and there is no secret formula for size or scale – proposals can range from the unassuming to a dramatic gesture. Above all, it should be timely, and hold the potential to spark critical public exchange.

Click here for more information on the program, submission guidelines, and how to apply.

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