Concrete depictions of dynamic maintenance of genomic integrity might help people get a better idea of what could be going on in cells, and increase public interest, AGiR! hopes, so…
The 'AGiR! Art Call' is officially on!
Anyone with artistic inclinations is asked to attempt to depict, however they might see it, the molecular 'dance' that acts to maintain genomic integrity and cell resiliency, and thus our health, within our cells.
Perhaps chemists/biologists/artists can come together to help raise awareness?
Everything from childrens' drawings to high resolution molecular images are possible!
Get out your sketch pad for public health, and get your lab results out in the public eye!
Whichever you like best!
THE FIRST SUBMISSIONS HAVE COME IN! :)
see the ART CALL main page!
Any images, mixed media, micrographs or other (jewelry/design) would be very welcome! Please note, there are particular guidelines out there, for instance from this New Zealand blog site, for those going for verisimilitude! (maybe this is the place to mention how the double helix from Larousse (2010) on the French side of the site is the wrong way round… yes, this is the state of the 'art' out there… Let's see if we can do better, even if there are many interesting debates, for instance as discussed in Nature, about how these things really are! :)
& here is some more inspiration for you!
Looking forward to seeing your work!
Genomic integrity is threatened by many things to which we commonly expose ourselves, including ingredients in personal care products. Providing information and promoting research are the primary aims of the non-profit association, Action for Genomic Integrity through Research (AGIR)!
Help spread the message with your art!
This image is from the Zephyris helix (Creative Commons), as generally used in the AGiR! logo, but embossed and filtered with 'clouds' in the background (with Photoshop), just in case this provides any inspiration!
Thanks in advance!