Deadline for Submissions NDQ Art and Science Issue is April 1

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Kate Sweney, North Dakota Quarterly, University of North Dakota
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North Dakota Quarterly (NDQ), Volume 80, Number 4
Special Issue: Art and Science

Guest Editors: Nuri Oncel (University of North Dakota)
and Lucy Ganje (University of North Dakota)

NDQ, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, seeks contributions for a special issue on the theme of "Art and Science."
Art and science might seem contradictory or oppositional modes of inquiry and work. But we propose that art and science are actually akin to complementary colors on the color wheel. Paired together, the disciplines reinforce each other, combining to create striking solutions to complex social and material questions relating to form and content. As John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), puts it: The scientist's laboratory and the artist's studio are two of the last places reserved for open-ended inquiry, where failure is an expected and welcome part of the process, and where learning occurs through a continuous process of trial and error. A dedication to inquiry and the desire to understand, capture, and describe the nature of the world drives both the scientist and the artist.
This special issue of the North Dakota Quarterly invites unpublished and original non-fiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. Nonfiction submissions should be written for a broad audience. Length: Nonfiction essays and fiction pieces should be no longer than 6,000 words, inclusive of notes. Deadline: April 1, 2015.

Send hard copy submissions to:
Art and Science Issue
North Dakota Quarterly
Merrifield Hall Room 110
276 Centennial Hall, Stop 7209
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7209