Group DescriptionShow us something ordinary but tell a new story about it; show us something extraordinary but make it personal. Science is all about seeing things with fresh eyes; "Eye for Science" illuminates that idea by example. New ways of looking at old things, or old ways of looking at the new, show us how science and culture touch each other.
"Eye for Science" connects people personally with science through arresting images that have a cultural story to tell about science, or a scientific story about culture. Aggregated, the images and accompanying stories build an understanding of what science is, how it works, and what it does, and how it is part of our culture--or should be. Through widgets and other outlets we can get these images+stories in front of the eyes of some people who could use a little science. You'll find more details in the "group rules", at right.
To serve our purpose, images will either be 1) subjects--whether objects, artifacts, situations, processes, or people--that are readily identifiable to the nontechnical viewer but that reveal something new or unexpected about the subject; or 2) subjects that are adequately identified in the title or caption. The "stories" we're looking for needn't be scientific explanations or histories, although they can be. Ideally the "story" is something that leads the viewer to relate to the subject depicted with an "aha!" moment of personal discovery. We particularly like stories that relate a personal connection between the image and the story-teller.
Be creative! From the right perspective—and with a bit of imagination—almost any image can tell a little science story.
Group RulesImages submitted to "Eye for Science" must have a short, descriptive title and a short "science story" in its caption; the caption should contain fewer than 250 words. The idea is to identify the subject of the image enough so that casual, non-specialist viewers can have an "isn't that interesting?" experience. Browse through the group to get an idea of what we like to see.
The captions should relate the image to the natural world or to science, engineering, or technology itself in a way that encourages or facilitates an increased personal understanding for the non-scientist of science itself, the scientific process, or the scientific view of the natural world. A minimalist caption might identify the subject and offer an interesting, related fact or two. Submissions that do not meet these criteria in the opinion of the moderators will not be approved.
Captions should contain an attribution if one is desired or necessary.
Captions or images that are deemed by the moderators to be predominantly advertising or commercial in nature will not be approved.
Submission of an image to "Eye for Science" grants non-exclusive permission for Ars Hermeneutica to use the image and accompanying text through its scienticity projects, including its own "Wall of Science Images" and widgets that may be developed to help spread understanding of science. Submission implies that the person submitting is able to grant such permission, if the image is not demonstrably in the public domain. This permission is not meant to restrict the rights of the grantors in any way.
"Eye for Science" is a scienticity project of Ars Hermeneutica, Limited, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a mission of increasing science literacy. Thanks for participating!
- Members can post 90 things to the pool each month.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe