How to participate
After the Creative Input in January, ideas for new creations will be submitted to the competition and presented to the jury at the Creative Output event on March 24, 2017. Winners of the competition receive one of the grants adding up to a maximum of 3738 EUR total for realization of their creative work, which will be exhibited in May.
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(Für Deutsch hier klicken: https://imaginary.org/de/project/math-creations) We are calling on students of the art and design fields as well as independent artists and designers to participate in the Math Creations contest for art, design and mathematics. The goal of the contest is new creative ideas based on mathematical concepts and their realization. It is organized by the collaborative research centers “Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics” and “Space - Time - Matter. Analytic and Geometric Structures” in collaboration with IMAGINARY.
The winners are:
1. Oliver Niemöller
2. Christian Tschersich, Marvoin Bratke
3. Alexander Gürten
4. Isabella Retter
5. a) Mara Wimberger
5. b) Stefan Sechelmann
5. c) Rudolf J. Kaltenbach
Additionally, all participants are invited to exhibit their Math Creations at the Exhibition Event in May.
The special prize for the most inspiring lecture of the Creative Input Event was awarded to Alexander Bobenko. His talk on mathematical circle patterns motivated six participants to submit a Math Creations idea.
January 27, 2017, 6 pm at Technische Universität Berlin (MA004)
Inspiration for contest ideas during an evening of discussion with the following speakers of the two special research fields:
Alexander Bobenko, Matthias Staudacher, Gero Friesecke, Thomas Klose, Thilo Rörig, and Christian Bär
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A professional film crew directed by film-maker Ekaterina Eremenko (Colors of Math 2012, Discrete Charme of Geometry 2015) will record the events as well as the realization process of the winning projects. A feature film will be produced to be screened internationally, starring all winners and their Math Creations.
Short Version of the Contest Rules
Participation in the Creative Input Event is not mandatory in order to participate in the contest. However, your artwork should relate to the topics presented there. There is no restriction in age of the participants or format of the submitted ideas.
Please send us an email until March 20, 2017 to register your submission. It should mention your name (and the names of your team members, if you participate as a group), the title and short description of your idea, which should be presented at the Creative Output event on March 24, 2017. Please also include the amount of money needed to realize this idea, and what it will be spent for.
You will be asked to give a presentation of your idea at the Creative Output Event. The duration depends on the number of participating teams. We will let you know in advance by email. The language of your presentation should be English or German (English is prefered). Please also submit a description of your idea. We encourage you to include sketches and images of your planned work.
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- Almut Grüntuch-Ernst and Armand Grüntuch, Architects, Grüntuch Ernst Architekten BDA
- Jochen Brüning, Professor for Mathematics, HU Berlin
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