[visionlist] ECVP2005 BEST ILLUSION OF THE YEAR CONTEST--DEADLINE EXTENSION

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Tue Mar 1 02:54:21 GMT 2005


Due to popular demand:

*** THE DEADLINE FOR ECVP2005's BEST ILLUSION OF THE YEAR CONTEST HAS BEEN
EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 15!***

***ALL ILLUSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 15, 2005*** No further extensions
will be granted after March 15! 

ECVP (European Conference on Visual Perception), to be held in A Coruna,
Spain, in August 22nd - 26th, 2005 will host the world’s first Best Visual
Illusion of the Year Award!! 

For those of you not familiar with the city of A Coruna and the Northwest
region of Spain (Galicia), check out the Oscar-winning movie "The Sea
Inside" (Mar Adentro)! The movie features many of the wonderful landscapes
and beaches of A Coruna and Galicia!

ECVP early registration and abstract submission are open until March 31,
2005. Check http://ecvp2005.neuralcorrelate.com for more information!

Visual Illusion Contestants are invited to submit a novel illusion
(unpublished, or published no earlier than 2004) in standard image, movie or
html formats. An international panel of impartial judges will rate the
submissions and narrow them to the top ten. Then, at ECVP in A Coruña, the
top ten illusionists will present their contributions and the attendees of
the event (that means you!) will vote to pick the TOP THREE WINNERS! First,
Second, and Third prize winners will each receive a specially designed
trophy from the Science Museums of A Coruña (Museos Cientificos Coruñeses),
and their winning illusions will be made part of the museum’s exhibition!

Submissions will be held in strict confidence by the panel of judges and the
authors/creators will retain copyright. By submitting an entry
authors/creators are committing to allow the Science Museums of A Coruña to
display the illusion to the public in exhibition format and to describe it
as an exhibit in museum pamphlets and handouts. The museum staff will ask
authors/creators for permission in the event that they wish to publish
submitted illusions in books or other formats.

Submissions can be made to Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde (Executive Chair of
ECVP 2005) via email (smart at neuralcorrelate.com) until March 15, 2005.
Illusion submissions should come with a (no more than) one-page description
of the illusion and its theoretical underpinnings (if known). Illusions will
be rated according to: 

• Significance to our understanding of the visual system 
• Simplicity of the description 
• Sheer beauty 
• Counterintuitive quality 
• Spectacularity 

Submit your ideas now and take home this prestigious award!

On behalf of ECVP2005's Executive Committee: Susana Martinez-Conde (Chair),
Luis Martinez, Steve Macknik, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Peter Tse

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Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Executive Chair, European Conference on visual Perception 2005
http://ecvp2005.neuralcorrelate.com

Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience 
Barrow Neurological Institute 
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484
Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172
Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com
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