Depicting Rare Diseases
The brain and its related phenomena have baffled scientists, researchers, and anyone asking, for thousands of years. Even more enigmatic than the brain itself, is the nature of rare disorders of the brain.
Generally, a disorder/disease can be termed as 'rare' when it has a very low prevalence in any given population. For e.g. Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease is a commonly discussed rare brain disease that is characterized by rapid and progressive degeneration of the brain's condition, which ultimately leads to death. It is an extremely rare condition and affects less than five thousand people, in a vast country like India.
We, at Stimulus, want to celebrate this year's Brain Awareness Week (from March 14 - March 20) by shedding light on several such rare diseases, which remain unknown to the common public and provide a space for open discussion/depiction on them. We are inviting artistic submissions in any form (drawings, sketches, paintings, doodles, digital art) encouraging YOUR perspective on any rare neurological disease through scientific art. So, let your creativity surge and join us in celebrating the BAW 2022!
To participate, submit your artwork through the form below.
Criteria for Judgment
Originality of the idea
Rigorous checking of facts if the work is displaying a phenomenon or a concept
Aesthetics, including neatness, use of negative space, creativity
Clarity in the communication of the message
Meet the Judges
Rupsy is a wildlife biologist turned multimedia science communicator practicing and exploring ways to distill complex concepts and processes into succinct essays, illustrations, graphics, and other visual media.
Deepika is an interdisciplinary artist from Bengaluru, India. Her practice explores the use of found objects and natural, sustainable materials. She creatively combines analogue and digital techniques. Using location and context-specific media and visuals, she explores various streams of science such as wildlife conservation, climate change, mental health, and neuroscience.
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