For a second year, Barnard IMATS and the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) are holding a competition for proposals that use the Cyber Visualization Wall in Milstein 516 - this year the theme is art + science! This competition is open to all undergraduate students in all disciplines at Barnard and Columbia – the top four winning submissions will receive a $500 grant to develop their proposals. Show us what you’ve got!

We want to see proposals that embrace the medium and capabilities of the Visualization Wall - remember it’s touch sensitive! Winning submissions should engage directly with the medium (the Visualization Wall) and theme (art + science). You can use design programs, filmmaking, coding, and more to make artistic interventions that explore the relationship between art and science, or explore a question of interest to you in a scientific way. You can submit digital art, maps, a game design, or utilize the interactive/touch aspects of the panels, or find clever ways to subvert our expectations.

Cyber Visualization Wall Details:

  • 6 interconnected (3x2), touch enabled panels
  • Panels can also be used individually, e.g. up to 6 discrete devices can be projected at a time
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Speakers/sound enabled

To watch the Spring 2022 Art +Tech showcase, click here.

How to enter

Fill out this form by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, February 17, 2023.


The top submissions will receive $500 to develop their projects in preparation for a showcase on April 28, 2023.


You must upload your proposal by 11:59 pm ET on February 17, 2023.

Winners will be announced on February 24, 2023. Winning submissions will be awarded $500 to troubleshoot and develop their proposals in preparation for a showcase on April 28, 2023.