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The above graphic describes a contest on "The Future of Science," sponsored by the journal The Scientist.

The contest's intent was to focus attention on scientists' use of video as a communication tool, especially as a mechanism to share their problematic interests, methodologies, and research results.

Submissions of videos "flooded in, ranging from wordless scenes of molecules in motion to scientists presenting detailed walkthroughs of complex methodology." The panel of judges narrowed the finalists to 5 videos in the Individual category and the Institutional category.

To see the finalists and winners in each category, plus the panelists' commentary, check out the visual results.

Now, I know the videos are specific to science. But, my hope is that something akin to this can be done with mathematicians communicating their work, interests, and results....Hint...Hint.