Eco-Vis Challenge deadlines are fast approaching! Eco-Vis Challenge at Eyebeam Imagine better ways of living:Picture ecology and be in the draw to win cash prizes and exhibit at Eyebeam Not only is there an environmental crisis, but an environmental data crisis. Viewing statistics on environmental change is usually overwhelming, unintelligible, hidden and dense. Eyebeam invites artists to collaborate with technologists to redefine what the future of tracking and visualizing the environment could be. Eco-Challenge 1 // Deadline November 5th Eco Icons invites participants to create one or more information graphics that could be used to make visible environmental or ecological concerns. Thematically, these are icons that engage the politics of information and the persuasion of graphics. Eco-Challenge 2 // Deadline December 8th // Upgrade Nov 8th Eco Vis focuses on the creation of an eco-visualization based on at least one set of the ecological impact data. Your job as an “eco-visualizer” is to reveal the not so obvious or to suggest alternative frameworks. We are employing an open definition of eco-visualization. We encourage both traditional data visualization alongside works that use different means than a graph or chart. We are interested in inciting artists, scientists, designers, and engineers to move data from the spreadsheet into the world. The world is architecture, the world is the Internet, the world is urban streets, and the world is trees and dirt. Go engage the world. Winning designs will be awarded cash prizes and, along with finalists, be included in an upcoming Eyebeam exhibition. Jurors include: Martin Wattenberg, artist and researcher Casey Caplowe, co-founder and creative director of GOOD Magazine Brooke Singer, artist and Associate Professor, Purchase College/SUNY Michael Mandiberg, Eyebeam R&D Fellow, and Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island/CUNY This challenge is an initiative of Eyebeam's Sustainability Research Group and has been crafted by Research Group members and Eyebeam Alumni, Michael Mandiberg and Brooke Singer. Full info and online entry form at