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Hurray!:))) [Nov. 2nd, 2012|11:16 am]
May K. = [meɪ keɪ]

UPD: Thank you very much for your help! The winners will be announced in February. Looking forward with excitement!)

My entry has been chosen as one of the top 10 in its category in the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge! Now I need your help: If you vote for me, my entry may be designated the People’s Choice.
The 2013 winning entries will be published in a February 2014 issue of the journal Science!!

There seem to be troubles with the login, therefore the voting procedure might be a little complicated:

1. Follow this lin https://nsf-scivis.skild.com/skild2/nsf2012/viewEntryDetail.action?pid=40743 and click “Register”

2. Follow the link you will get in the verification e-mail

3. Follow this link http://nsf-scivis.skild.com/skild2/nsf2012/loginPage.action to login (it is important to use this link as otherwise you the login procedure might not work out)

4. Find my entry “Nature playing chess” and click on “Vote for this entry” (it might be difficult to find as it is written in gray letters)

Thank you so much for your help and sorry for the inconvenience!



[User Picture]From: bakhtik
2012-11-02 11:51 am (UTC)
Voted! :)
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[User Picture]From: may_k
2012-11-02 02:07 pm (UTC)
Many thanks!:)
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[User Picture]From: evgeniirudnyi
2012-11-02 06:13 pm (UTC)
Too late, sorry. The system does not allow me to register. Well, I have promoted your picture on Facebook.

By the way, you may like


"The exhibition, features works that play on our expectations of the scientific world. The idea came about from a desire to discover how science – arguably the cornerstone of Western civilisation – works. It questions the fact that even though we are constantly surrounded by it, we often remain outsiders from the scientific world."
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[User Picture]From: miljushka
2012-11-02 09:00 pm (UTC)
Same for me. The registration does not work properly ...
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[User Picture]From: may_k
2012-11-04 12:30 pm (UTC)
Guys, I'm so sorry for that inconveniences...
I contacted the platform developers, they told me that they solved the problem. I think it also might be important to register via the "Vote for this entry" button (the other registration sheet because the other registration form you filled in seems to be the one for Challenge participants).
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[User Picture]From: vvray
2012-11-03 08:34 am (UTC)
I've done it! Wow!
Good luck to you!
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[User Picture]From: may_k
2012-11-04 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!:)
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-11-04 01:10 pm (UTC)

submit to Slippage

Hi! I saw this on Facebook in my friend Jessamyn Smythe's post. I am one of the editors of a new journal, Slippage, that combines science and the arts. Would you consider submitting something to us? Go to the website: www.slippagelitmag.moonfruit.com and send it!
Thank you!
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-11-05 05:37 pm (UTC)

Yay for more protein art!

Hi! Great to see other people draw inspiration from protein
folds! I make protein art too! (www.miketyka.com)

I really like your drawings! Do you start with a fold and then rotate it until you see something in the 2D projection in your mind, or do you start with a theme and then start looking for a fold that fits that ? Once you choose a PDB and a viewpoint, do you ever go back and adjust those after starting to draw or do you just commit to the orientation early and just go with that ?

Mike :)

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[User Picture]From: may_k
2012-11-13 10:31 am (UTC)

Re: Yay for more protein art!

Hi Mike!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your protein art is gorgeous! Working in 3D is supposed to be so much work. I'm also curious to learn how you built your objects. How do you produce sculptures from a 3D model? Are you using a special 3D printer? Or are your installations handmade?

In my case the procedure is rather simple. I start to rotate the 3D model of a protein I chose. In the beginning I looked for a random image, no matter whether it had something to do with the protein or not. But later on I realized that if I had some theme in mind while I was rotating I often found something similar in the structure. Now I prefer the second method but also still draw random stuff if the image I found seems worthy to me.
In most cases I optimize the perspective in the very beginning and don't go back to it.

May K.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-11-28 08:26 pm (UTC)

New designs


I am an RNA crystallographer and I am wondering if you would be interested in rending an RNA structure?

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