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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chance to work with the Particle Accelerator in Geneva


Who: The technologically (and cosmologically) inclined
When: Three month residencies, until 2013
Where: The Large Hadron Collider, Geneva

Everyone’s favorite 17-mile particle accelerator is open to artists! Underwritten by international art celebrities including Jacques Herzog, Mariko Mori, Andreas Gursky, and Pipilotti Rist, the Collide@CERN AIR is open to digital artists who are interested in the theories and technologies of particle physics. This award includes a cash prize of €10,000, a production grant, and a funded residency in two parts. After two months working at CERN with their new scientist buddies or “inspiration partners,” residents go to Ars Electronica Linz to make new CERN-inspired work.

[Fine Print]: The Large Hadron Collider works by colliding two proton beams at extremely high energy in order to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang. CNN reported that "some have expressed fears that the project could lead to the Earth's demise," but also quoted scientists like John Huth, who said the doomsday scenario was "baloney."

Thanks to Art Info for this and go to the link to check out other residencies for artists (not all science oriented but all interesting.

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