The upcoming Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference (SD&A) is hosting their first ever Game Contest where the winner with the best Stereo Game will walk away with $1000.
The Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference is pleased to announce the first SD&A Stereoscopic Game Competition, to be held at the conference in February 2014. The aim is to encourage the creative use of stereoscopic depth in exciting new game designs. A panel of expert judges will review the game designs and the winner will receive a cash prize of $1000.
Full rules are at the website below, but interested competitors must register by July 22nd.
Princeton University is having a new “Art of Science” competition, allowing students and researchs to contribute scientific visualizations of their work in art-gallery form, competing for (rather meager, unfortunately) prizes.
The three prize-winners will share $500, divided into shares of $250, $154.51 and $95.49 in accordance with the aesthetically pleasing golden ratio. Another 40 images are included in Princeton’s Art of Science 2013 exhibit, which opened on Friday in the atrium of Princeton’s Friend Center. The works were chosen from 170 images submitted from 24 different departments across campus.
The theme was of “Connections”, focusing on cross-disciplinary research. Follow the link to the full gallery of some of the best work.
The brains at FireUser.com are running a contest to win a brand new AMD FirePro V5900, and all you have to do is post a comment on their site or tweet about your experience with any of the recent FirePro cards.
We believe the new line of FirePro cards and drivers are more stable and more reliable than any other graphics solution out there. But we want to hear unbiased reality from end users – from the single designer using PhotoShop CS5 to the multi-person CAD shop using a range of DCC and CAD/CAE apps.
Hit their sites for the full rules, but it’s an interesting way to reward the community for honestly reporting their experiences (Good or Bad) with the FirePro cards. Hopefully someone will catalog all of the results, it could be a good basis for known issues and resolutions with the gear, as well as a great collection of user success stories.
Zebra Imaging is holding a contest, conveniently wrapping up just before the Esri Federal GIS event in Washington, D.C, that gives all of you Geospatial folks a chance to win your data frames in a 2-foot square holographic print.
Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of Zebra Imaging judges for the following:
Usefulness of application
Zebra Imaging will select three winners from the following industries: Public Safety, Planning, and Defense.
Winners of the challenge will receive a 24″ x 24″ 3D holographic print of their data and an illumination stand. The winning concepts will be displayed at the Zebra Imaging Booth at the Esri International User Conference the week of July 23, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
Serious gaming is becoming a big topic recently, adopting the power of the masses to solve classic “human in the loop” problems. Typically involving clever HCI issues and nice computer graphics, they turn mundane science into fun little games, effectively tricking people into doing computer’s work for free. This year’s International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge rewarded a few such entries for their contributions.
In Foldit, players earn points by arranging protein structures into feasible, realistic shapes. The shapes players design help researchers understand how proteins fold, which is critical to identifying proteins in cells. Although most of protein folding research is computer automated, machines aren’t as efficient as humans when it comes to pattern recognition and puzzle-solving. The developers take advantage of this fact; players are both solving structures and helping to teach computers to be better folders.
SecViz has the details on a new visualization contest that attempts to bring graphical order to the typical chaos of network traces, following a reference dataset of internet attacks against a host.
Design and build a visualization that describes the attacks that were analyzed in FC5. Use the three prize winners’ solutions as references and to give you a head start on the data analysis. Use the FC5 dataset to create your FC10 visualization.
As an example, the visualization may have a geographic element, represented as a map, link graphs, histogram, or parallel coordinates, that sheds light on the following:
Where the attacks came from
The volumes of attacks originating from various locations
The success or failure of these attacks
The nature of the attacks. For example which are “primary” and which are the “secondary” phases.
Can the attacks be color coded to describe groups of attacks/attackers?
Use external data sources such as the many freely available geomapping databases.
The output can be anything that you like – from a still image, to interactive flash/java, dynamically updating, dashboard style, magazine infographic, holograms are also accepted.
3Dconnexion, manufacturers of the impressive SpacePilot 3D mouse and other interesting multi-DOF input devices, is running a contest right now for a big free trip to the upcoming Autodesk University in Las Vegas next month.
Register now to enter to win:
One full-conference pass to Autodesk University 2011 in Las Vegas, NV
Nov 29 through Dec 1, 2011
Airfare and hotel accommodations for 3 nights
A SpacePilot PRO – The Ultimate Professional 3D Mouse
The International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge is coming up, and to open the submission process they’ve released a great video highlighting the winners since 2006.
Creating visualizations of scientific data is a particularly challenging task. It requires artistry, advanced computing skills, the ability to grasp the scientific concepts, and the creativity to conceive of new ways to display data. The successful visualization must be pleasing to both the eye and intellect, providing researchers with practical, even insightful perspective on their data.
The visualization competition conceived of through a collaboration between David McCandless and PostGrad.com has come to a close, with the winner announced: Raphael Halloran with a fantastic interactive HTML5 entry. You can view his entry, the runners up, and several of the other offerings at the PostGrad.com site.
6 weeks ago, we launched a data visualisation competition with David McCandless. The brief was based on some data that David had collected about the ethnicity of student attending elite universities in the UK.
After much deliberation by our expert panel of judges, the votes are now in.
That’s right folks, it’s contest time again, and this one it’s a big one! One lucky winner will receive a brand new NVidia Quadro FX 4800 direct from VizWorld? How do you enter, you ask? Well, if you’ve been watching the VizWorld Podcast then you already know and doubled your chances. For all the rest of you, just go join the VizWorld Mailing List and one lucky winner will be selected this Friday night at Midnight (Central Time).
Unfortunately, this contest is open to US Residents only (sorry folks, but go ahead and join the Mailing List to qualify for any upcoming contests!). Go join up now, and get your friends to join too! If your friends list you in the “How I heard about the Mailing List” box, then you get an extra entry! (Maximum 5 entries per entrant).
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Update: Clarified to specify it’s a Quadro FX 4800..
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