Particle physics and the arts are inextricably linked: both are ways to explore our existence – what it is to be human and our place in the universe. The two fields are natural creative partners for innovation, research and development in the 21st century.

DEADLINE: Jan. 25, 2016 (extended)

The theme of this fourth edition of Collide@CERN Geneva is literature and digital writing. CERN invites writers and creators working in this experimental realm, and using digital formats as new forms of expression in writing to apply for a 3-month residency at CERN. Proposals should comment further into digital writing than the digitization of the analog, and use inventive ways linked to digital technologies and the networked society as well as ways information is generated and distributed online or offline. The writing proposals can be either in English or French.

The beneficiary will work at CERN for three months, during which time he/she will be supported with the guide and partnership of a CERN scientific partner. During this period the Arts@CERN team will curate and coordinate visits to experiments, encounters and conversations with scientists, engineers and staff at CERN.

A jury of experts will review the submissions and select the winner. The laureate artist will spend a residency of three months at CERN and will receive a grant of CHF 15’000 (fifteen thousand Swiss Francs) and a total amount of up to CHF 15,000 (fifteen thousand Swiss Francs), administered by CERN, for the development of a project.

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