NSF/Science Sci-Vis contest


This month, Science magazine publishes its annual feature on science and engineering visualisation, which is a fiercely competitive and prestigious arena for the world’s science communicators. Scientists, illustrators, computer game companies, TV companies and new media producers compete to showcase their work and raise the bar for communication of science and engineering concepts for the purposes of public engagement and education. We are delighted to announce that we have been selected for an honourable mention in the illustration category, for our illustration of a Bacteriophage doing what it does best: attacking a bacterium! Bacteriophage Virus
The image was produced in around a week, including some modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging, composition, and retouching work, producing the above image at 7500 x 4500 pixels. Our reference material (of real bacteriophages – we’re not making this stuff up!) A1 poster-sized reproductions are available on request, priced at £70 including VAT and delivery – please contact enquiries@e-nox.net Our image (and animations) can be licensed from our collection held at Science Photo Library, or we are happy to take commissions for new visualisations. The imaginatively titled “International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge”, in association with the NSF, forms part of the February 2011 issue of Science, which is available now. As they say, “To illustrate is to enlighten.” Science minisite: www.sciencemag.org/site/special/vis2010/ NSF site: www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/winners_2010.jsp Direct link to PDF of the illustration category: www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6019/848.full.pdf