View Full Version : Super Challenge Update

10-31-2010, 01:33 PM
Thanks to everyone for all the amazing entries. You still have time. This will close midnight EST (New York time - it seemed appropriate!).

There has been a lot of discussion about whether the show will go forward as we're short of the 45 maps needed for the show. The gallery does want to go forward with it on the strength of the finished pieces they've seen and there are a few local traditional media artists that I've been talking to that will add some supplementary material. Once we've got the final headcount of completed entries we'll fix a number of entries for the show and let the voting begin.

If you've been unable to finish the map in time (it's a huge task to map any city, and particularly this one) then do not despair. We're looking at the possibility of re-running this in the spring/summer with all the entries that make it through this time along with a second batch that people can finish for that. The details of that are currently not fixed, and depend to an extent on how well this one goes, but we don't want those who were beaten by the bell to miss out on the opportunity.

10-31-2010, 02:55 PM
Does that mean we'll be allowed to continue working on our current entries for the hypothetical spring show, or do we need to come up with something different? Even though I'm currently deciding whether to just trash my entry, if we're allowed to 're-use' the one we didn't finish, maybe I won't. After all, that'd give me another few months to try and work my way out of the creative hole I've dug for myself with it. :D

10-31-2010, 05:40 PM
we are hypothetically allowed to keep hypothetically working on an existing map or make a new from scratch in the hypothetical spring show :)

10-31-2010, 07:14 PM
This solution sounds reasonable. But the "supplementary material" the artists will add, will they be maps of New York? Or just filler art?

10-31-2010, 07:46 PM
No filler - they will be maps. And yes - the point of a future show will be to allow those unfinished pieces to be used if people want to take them to conclusion.

11-01-2010, 02:43 AM
Awright, sounds good.

11-01-2010, 07:11 AM
I see the Thumbnail Scraper has been on its rounds again. It has missed the last ones of mine again!:D
I don't think it like me. :((

11-01-2010, 08:04 AM
The large number of threads is giving it some trouble. We'll make sure that all thumbs are correct before we open the voting.

11-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Mine look fixed now! Cheers!

11-02-2010, 09:24 AM
Yes, please mention if its not correct - esp when voting starts. Its been a bitchin a lot this month.

11-02-2010, 11:51 AM
I just found a typo in my second entry, is it possible to correct this?

11-02-2010, 06:52 PM
Email it to me and I'll replace it in the thread.

11-04-2010, 06:29 PM
Thinking ahead a bit - how quickly do those displays at the gallery pan, zoom, and scroll? Is there time to read much text? If I redo/ expand for a later contest/ exhibition I would want it to make sense both static on a web page, and dynamic, on the Soho Gallery for Digital Art's big screens.

I do have a rationale for my simple text/ minimalist design.... I figure in 2057 the Atlas I've done pages from absolutely HAS to figure on being viewable / useable on mobile phones.

Industrial Helix
11-04-2010, 07:27 PM
I have a few questions...
1) When will the show start?
2) If possible, would I be able to submit my entry as a piece of traditional art given that it is a full scale watercolor and ink?
3) If there is time before the show starts and the end of the contest, might any submissions be submitted after the deadline and not considered for the contest? I'm thinking I'd like to try my hand at another attempt at this map.

11-05-2010, 07:09 PM
Some answers in order. jgibson - The screens pan zoom and scroll as fast as I animate them. I can make sure that the pan is slow enough that people get the chance to appreciate the detail and read the text. I like the minimalist view - it's really informative and clear.

Industrial Helix: The show will start either on the 16th of November or on the 6th of December, depending on some details I'm working out with them now. You can submit it as a traditional piece, but you will also have to submit a digital version as the gallery is a digital art gallery rather than a traditional one and they are in the business of selling prints of work. I'll check with them about whether they're able to display and sell traditional media pieces. As for extra submissions, the contest was to submit pieces by the deadline. As there are many people who pulled out due to time constraints we won't be allowing a general policy of submissions now that it's closed. However there are plans for a spring or summer reprise of the show that would allow for more entries.