PyCon 2020 has been cancelled. Read the announcement here (Updated March 20)

PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

No Signal: Python for Computational Arts

No Signal: Python for Computational Arts is seeking computational artists working with python to create and submit works to showcase during PyCon US 2020 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. PyCon US is a community organized and funded event intended for networking, collaboration, and learning.

“The purpose of this project is to showcase the artistic possibilities that exist when creative coders leverage Python and computer science. Making art with code is an engaging way for beginner technologists to start learning new skills, and also allows folks with existing skills to express themselves in new ways. Python has become a prominent language for scripting in game engines and 3D creation suites, graphic design, sound design, and circuitry; along with its active user community and so many additional add-on libraries, Python is an approachable tool to use for artistic purposes. We hope to give pythonistas, career computer scientists, and all patrons of the conference a chance to see exciting work and projects, and in turn find inspiration for their own projects and learning.”

We are looking to recruit YOU to help us provide an engaging, educational, and inspirational experience for the patrons of PyCon 2020!

Below are important dates, from the opening of submissions to the last day of the installation and conference. Following the time-line you will find the guidelines for submitting.

Important Dates:
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: February 21, 2020
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: March 21, 2020

SUBMISSIONS REVIEW: March 22, 2020 - April 7, 2020
SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED: April 8, 2020
Artists will be notified via the email they provide, whether thier submission has been selected to display or not

DATES OF CONVENTION: April 15, 2020- April 23, 2020
DATE WORKS WILL BE DISPLAYED: Friday April 17, 2020

Requirements for Submitted works to be accepted:

Submissions will be judged and selected on the following criteria assuming they have met the above requirements

NOTE: projects may contain code from other languages, or usage of other tools, but as mentioned above, the amount of python you use and how creatively it is used is a key factor in whether your work will be selected to display or not.

After the Event, selected artists submissions will live here: NO SIGNAL GITHUB GALLERY

For examples of some beautiful art made with python check out the links below:
Jeremy Behraendt’s computational art in Blender
Eric Davidson / freeCodeCamp: Generative art with python

The python community is a welcoming one, let’s keep it that way. Here is a link to the code of conduct, all of these guidelines apply to No Signal as well as the convention. Please read this thoroughly: CODE OF CONDUCT

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE: ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM