"Energy Plans" - FutureFarmers at the Nature Museum (7/21 & 22)

ENERGY PLANS (click for full schedule)

July 21 & 22

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
(on the front lawn near Fullerton & Cannon)

During 3 days Futurefarmers in collaboration with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will host two building workshops and 4 discussion sessions led by scientists from the University of Chicago. The general public will be invited to participate in discussions with the guests in the Energy Tent. The outcome of these discussions will be a series of questions relative to the issue of "Energy" and the upcoming 2008 elections.

The questions produced in small discussion groups will be posed to larger groups in the form of a Continuum. . Each morning, Futurefarmers will conduct special workshops with Chicago area teenagers from the Chicago Park District TRACE (Teens Re-Imagining Art/Community/Environment) program and the Nature Museum CPS summer interns.

OLD GOLD animation screening (7/18)

Join us in the backyard of Old Gold Exhibitions for a small festival of short works by Norman McClaren, Jesse McManus, Huong Ngo, Wladyslaw Starewicz (!), Siebren Versteeg + Deborah Johnson, Eric Fleishchauer, Todd Simeone, George Monteleone, Alexander Stewart + Peter Miller, and Andy Yang + Christa Donner - all viewable from the comfort of a lawn chair. Curated by Kat Parker.

Re:Production -- Suggestions from the Animal Kingdom will enjoy an outdoor screening this Friday as part of a the show.

Old Gold is located at 2022 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647, just a few blocks from the Blue Line's California stop.

Show starts at 9:30pm, Cocktails provided by Philip von Zweck ($5 suggested donation)

Seed Science Writing Contest (8/1 deadline)

Seed magazine has a call for submissions for its Third Annual Seed Science Writing Contest

"For science to achieve its transformative potential across society, it is essential that we understand both what catalyzes science and what inhibits it. Last year we sought ideas to catalyze science literacy. This year, we ask:

What is the most significant force acting against science in society today? How can it be overcome?"

> Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008
> Maximum Word Count: 1,200

"Science in Art" - call for submissions (8/22)

Science in Art is a juried exhibit taking place this October at the University of Chicago.

There is an open call for submissions of work to the show is open until August 22nd, applications are available for download here, as well as from their website.