Some days ago (January 21st 2016), Tet Zoo reached its 10th birthday. You might have heard this already, sorry for going on about it. Here, in the last of a whole series of birthday-themed articles, I look back at the ups and downs of ten years of blogging, consider the impact of Tet Zoo – if there is such a thing – and present musings on what has been, what is, and what will be. Why the adjacent photo of a Blackbird Turdus merula? Because, as usual, why not.
I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it originated from a collective need. Like many others, I felt the need to have a voice and to form a space for a community that would highlight and represent the women in science of Puerto Rico.
Last year, I was honored to receive an invitation to address the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association (AMA) on writing about medicine.
About a month ago, We started something new. Kalliopi Monoyios, 1/3 of the Symbiartic posse pushed Katie McKissick and myself to start working on themed creations made especially for our blog.
The Symbiartic team (Katie McKissick, Glendon Mellow, Kalliopi Monoyios) are sad to say farewell to the blogs and their bloggers that left the Scientific American blog network earlier this month.
After celebrating 7 years of blogging on The Flying Trilobite, I’m going to get all old guard and pompous and established and drop some wisdom about best practices for science artists online.
Last week on Twitter and Facebook, I leveled criticisms at particular sites and railed against improper image use in science communication.
"Goodbye don't mean gone." – attributed to Ray Charles "Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them." – Flannery O'Connor When New York calls, you listen, you go.
Today, I’m over at Neurotic Physiology, asking educators a question. Have you ever used my blog in the classroom? Have you used it because you liked it?
I am writing from the Dallas airport from where I am heading out back home after a fantastic national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
This July, Symbiartic will celebrate its 4th birthday along with the entire Scientific American Blog Network. To date, we have featured more than 230 science artists in over 460 posts as the field continues to expand and come into its own.
As I look down the list of amazing bloggers joining this SciAm network my guess is that I fall into the category of bloggers labelled "who's that guy and what’s he doing here?" Well, let me introduce myself.
Last month, my co-blogger Glendon Mellow wrote a great summary for scientists who are wondering how to go about hiring science illustrators.