ERCcOMICS Blog

Visiting the Stars - 2

Some pictures of our recent visit to the IRAP/ CNRS in Toulouse. Many thanks to Christine Joblin and her team for their explenations on the Nanocosmos project.

The meeting with the seniors of the Nanocosmos team

The ESPOIRS nanograin platform.

The PIRENEA platform.

The new PIRENEA 2 setup

Exploring the formation of cosmic grains in plasma reactors

The - AROMA : Analysis of the molecular content of dust analogues

published on 27/04/2017

Draw your ERC #2

ARE YOU AN ERC GRANTEE?

YOU COULD HAVE A WHOLE WEBCOMIC DEDICATED TO YOUR PROJECT!

ERCcOMICS, coordinated by Pierre and Marie Curie University-Paris 6 in partnership with La Bande Destinée, a French communication agency, is the result of an ERC call for proposals aiming to find “innovative way to highlight ERC projects”.

It is a creative and ambitious 4-year project which exploits the power of visual storytelling through webcomics to promote and explain the achievements of ERC funded projects and the benefits of the ERC funding scheme for technological and scientific development, as well as for society as a whole.

Each webcomic is the result of a close cooperation between the ERC grantee, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic artist. Depending on the subject, the webcomic could be a fictional or documentary story of any genre: science fiction, historical, thriller, autobiographical. Each webcomic, before publication, will always have the grantee’s final validation.
The webcomics will be widely disseminated through a great variety of communication tools and channels.

Each webcomic will be constituted of ca. 50 pages, which will be published in 10 chapters over a period of one year.
If you are willing to participate in this venture, fill this form by April 30th, 2017.

We will communicate the selected projects in July 2017.

The ERCcOMICS Team

published on 03/04/2017



Visiting the Stars!

Some pictures of our recent visit to the Nanocosmos team at the "Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid" with comic artist Lorenzo Palloni.

published on 27/02/2017


How do we work #3

This is how we worked on the 5th episode of Beauty.

From the storyboard by Massimo Colella to the final page by Francesca Protopapa for the 1st part.

Storyboard and final page by Eleonora Antonioni for the 2nd part of the webcomic

published on 23/01/2017


illustrated talks "On beauty"

A speedy video of our illustrated talks "On Beauty" last October at Spui25 in Amsterdam. 
Live drawings by Francesca Protopapa & Eleonora Antonioni

The full video of the 4 illustrated talks : On Beauty
In cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and the European Research Council.

published on 22/12/2016

How do we work #2

From the storyboard (by Massimo Colella) to the final page (by Fiammetta Ghedini).

This is how we worked on the 9th episode of Max Order that you can read here.

published on 29/11/2016


Treeclimbers

A presentation of the Treeclimbers project by Prof. Hans Verbeeck

published on 17/10/2016

On beauty: 2nd edition of the ERCcOMICS illustrated talks

Some pictures of our 2nd Illustrated talks that took place at SPUI25 in Amsterdam on October 11.

On beauty: How fashion creates beauty standards and vice versa. In cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and the European Research Council.

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Speakers : Sylvia Holla (M.A. Atria/University of Amsterdam), Dr. Elise van der Laan (Museum Boymans van Beuningen), Elise A.G. Arfini (University of Milan) and Prof. Dr. Giselinde Kuipers (University of Amsterdam)

Live drawing by Eleonora Antonioni and Francesca Protopapa, who are working on the Beauty webcomic.

Selfie of the ERCcOMICS Team in Amsterdam : Massimo, Marie, Eleonora, Fiammetta and Francesca.

Coming soon the video of the illustrated talks.

published on 12/10/2016

We want you!

ERCcOMICS, coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 in partnership with La Bande Destinée, a French communication agency, is the result of an ERC call for proposals aiming to find “innovative ways to highlight ERC projects”.

It is a creative and ambitious 4-year project that exploits the power of visual storytelling through webcomics to promote and explain the achievements of ERC funded projects and the benefits of the ERC funding scheme for technological and scientific development, as well as for society as a whole.

Each comic will be the result of a close cooperation between the researcher, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic artist. Depending on the subject, the webcomic could be a fictional or documentary story of any genre: science fiction, historical, thriller, autobiographical. Each webcomic, before publication, will always have the grantee’s final validation.

The 4 selected ERC projects for the second year will be dealing with cosmic dust, neuroscience, ultrasounds imaging and migratory flux through european borders.

Each webcomic will be constituted of ca. 50 pages, which will be published in 10 chapters over a period of one year.

If you are a comic artist interested in science and you are willing to participate in this adventure, send an email to info@erccomics.com by October 30th, 2016.

More details and remuneration will be communicated by email.

Send us: your portfolio and a few words of motivation.

The ERCcOMICS Team

published on 03/10/2016

How do we work #1

A preview of the Work In Progress on the next episode of "Beauty" that will be online on October 20.

Research by Prof. Giselinde Kuipers / Script by Massimo Colella / Drawings by Eleonora Antonioni & Francesca Protopapa

Step 1 : THE DISCUSSION with the researcher

Step 2 : THE SCRIPT

Step 3 : THE STORYBOARD

 

Step 4 : THE INKING

Final step : THE COLORS

published on 27/09/2016

The Illustrated Talks are online

Enjoy the Illustrated Talks which took place at UPMC on June 26, 2016, on our YouTube channel:
Composing a song with Flow Machines
by François Pachet (ERC grant "Flow Machines") and Fiammetta Ghedini (drawings)
 


Co-Adaptive Instruments: Can we reinvent the graphical user interface? 
Wendy Mackay (ERC grant "Creating Co-Adaptive Human-Computer Partnership") and Luigi Critone (drawings).


The Garden of Invisibility 
Ulf Leonhardt (ERC grant "Transformation Optics") and Thomas Gosselin (drawings) 


Modelling lianas as key drivers of tropical forest responses to climate change 
Hans Verbeek (ERC grant "Treeclimbers") and Giacomo Nanni (drawings)

published on 05/09/2016

Illustrated Talks Pictures

Some pictures from the first edition of the ERCcOMICS "Illustrated Talks" that took place in Paris at UPMC on June 29.

1st Illustrated Talk : Composing a song with Flow Machines
François Pachet (ERC grant "Flow Machines") and Fiammetta Ghedini

2nd illustrated Talk : The Garden of Invisibility
Ulf Leonhardt (ERC grant "Transformation Optics") and Thomas Gosselin

3d illustrated Talk : Co-Adaptive Instruments: Can we reinvent the graphical user interface?
Wendy Mackay (ERC grant "Creating Co-Adaptive Human-Computer Partnership") and Luigi Critone

4th illustrated Talk : Modelling lianas as key drivers of tropical forest responses to climate change
Hans Verbeek (ERC grant "Treeclimbers") and Giacomo Nanni

 

published on 12/07/2016

Presenting the ERC Illustrated Talks!

We are pleased & proud to present the first edition of the ERCcOMICS "Illustrated Talks".
The Illustrated talks feature four ERC grantees presenting their research vision, outputs and objectives, accompanied by an illustrator who will draw in real time, inspired by their speech. 

You will discover how artificial intelligence can help musicians to compose a song; why lianas are proliferating in the rainforest; how physics can make an object invisibile; and how graphic interfaces will evolve in the future.

The Illustrated Talks will take place at in Paris at UPMC, Jussieu Campus, on Wednesday June 29, Amphi 25, and they are open to the public, so join us!

Here's the program:

 

Wednesday 29 June

18:00-18:15: Introduction

18:15-18:30: Composing a song with Flow Machines
François Pachet (ERC grant "Flow Machines") and Fiammetta Ghedini

18:30-18:45: The Garden of Invisibility
Ulf Leonhardt (ERC grant "Transformation Optics") and Thomas Gosselin

18:45-19:00: Modelling lianas as key drivers of tropical forest responses to climate change
Hans Verbeek (ERC grant "Treeclimbers") and Giacomo Nanni

19:00-19:15: Co-Adaptive Instruments: Can we reinvent the graphical user interface?
Wendy Mackay (ERC grant "Creating Co-Adaptive Human-Computer Partnership") and Luigi Critone

If you wish to assist at this event enter your email. You will receive a free invitation a week before the event.

For any requests please write to info@erccomics.com.

Organised in collaboration with UPMC and ICCC16

published on 30/05/2016

Draw your ERC

ARE YOU AN ERC GRANTEE?

YOU COULD HAVE A WHOLE WEBCOMIC DEDICATED TO YOUR PROJECT

ERCcOMICS, coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 in partnership with La Bande Destinée, a French communication agency, is the result of an ERC call for proposals aiming to find “innovative ways to highlight ERC projects”.

It is a creative and ambitious 4-year project that exploits the power of visual storytelling through webcomics to promote and explain the achievements of ERC funded projects and the benefits of the ERC funding scheme for technological and scientific development, as well as for society as a whole. 

Each comic will be the result of a close cooperation between the ERC grantee, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic artist. Depending on the subject, the webcomic could be a fictional or documentary story of any genre: science fiction, historical, thriller, autobiographical. Each webcomic, before publication, will always have the grantee’s final validation. 

The webcomics will be widely disseminated, in several EU languages, and through a great variety of communication tools and channels. 

Each webcomic will be constituted of ca. 50 pages, which will be published in 10 chapters over a period of one year.

If you are willing to participate in this venture, send an email to info@erccomics.com with the following information, by April 30th, 2016.

UPDATE : The application for «Draw your ERC» is closed. Many thanks to all participants!

We will communicate the selected project on the 30 of June.

The ERCcOMICS Team

published on 28/03/2016

Welcome to the ERCcOMICS blog

In this blog we will keep you updated with all the news concerning the project. 

You will find articles, pictures, videos and… comics, of course!

Let’s start with a picture of the kick off meeting of ERCcOMICS that took place at the UPMC in Paris in December 2015.

published on 07/03/2016