The Design Lab Invites Short Research Videos for MicroVideo Exhibition in Atkinson Hall

The deadline for submissions for the MicroVideo competition is Feb. 23.

San Diego, February 5, 2016 — DesignLab UCSD is pleased to announce a call for video shorts by UC San Diego researchers, students, and others on campus for MicroVideo, a Design Lab exhibition in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute (QI) this spring in Atkinson Hall. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 23.

Light-weight, high-resolution video has opened up new outlets for scholarly and creative research. Design Lab seeks microvideos –- shorts or cuts from research videos, motion-prototypes, speculative designs, or video works –- from UC San Diego and QI researchers for display on a multi-monitor exhibition in the Calit2 lobby. MicroVideo will explore the ways in which micro computing and moving image-based research produces unique visual and aesthetic effects, and provides an outlet for unusual or peripheral findings.

All UC San Diego researchers (faculty, students, affiliates) are invited to submit up to a 2-minute video short or clip. Selected videos will be exhibited in MicroVideo on a tiled display wall to be deployed in the lobby of Atkinson Hall. 

MicroVideo is presented by Design Lab and Design Lab Creative UCSD in partnership with CAT (Culture Art Technology), The Visual Arts Department and the Qualcomm Institute.


Please email no later than Tuesday, February 23, with the following information: 

  • Your name, phone, email, department, and position/title;  
  • A URL link or viewable copy of the video file;
  • A title and 100-word description of the video; and 
  • Indicate whether you are amenable to your videos also being presented in an online exhibition. 

Media Contacts

Doug Ramsey, 858-822-5825,,

Related Links

The Design Lab
Qualcomm Institute