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NANOSTRUCTURE SEED IMAGES are provided for further artistic creation.

NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology
intersections. It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic
landscapes which are natural structures of matter at molecular and
atomic scales) and nanosculptures (structures created by scientists
and artists by manipulating matter at molecular and atomic scales
using chemical and physical processes). These structures are
visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron
microscopes and atomic force microscopes and their scientific images
are captured and further processed by using different artistic
techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large

To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology, visit:

The worldwide competition NanoArt 2008 is open to all artists 18 years
and older. The online exhibition will open for public on 20 January 2009.

Judges: Jeanne Brasile, artist, director and primary curator of
the Walsh Gallery at the Seton Hall University; Rocky Rawstern, artist
and consultant, former editor of Nanotechnology Now, awarded with the
2005 Foresight Institute Prize in Communication.

Winners will be notified and published online after 31 March 2009.

The competition will be promoted via different venues online, contacts,
word-of-mouth, etc. The artists can also promote the competition on their
websites and other venues.

For the 2008 edition of this competition, -founded by
artist and scientist Cris Orfescu ( will provide 3
high resolution monochromatic electron scans for competitors to choose
from. The participating artists will have to alter the provided image
(s) in any artistic way to finish the artistic-scientific process and
create NanoArt work(s). The artists and scientists are strongly
encouraged to participate with their own images as long as these
visualize micro or nanostructures.

The artists can participate with up to 5 images (artworks). All
submitted works will be exhibited on the site until
31 March 2009, together with artist's name, a short description of
the artistic process, and artist’s web site and e-mail. The top 10
artists will be exhibited on site for one full year and
will be invited to exhibit at the 3rd edition of The International
Festival of NanoArt. The previous editions of the festival were held
in Finland and Germany. >>

FOR MORE INFORMATION: visit the competition site at
or send e-mail to:

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