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.

If you missed the announcement, the SciAm Blog Network has been pruned and is taking on a new shape. Many of the blogs have chosen to leave the network, or been let go. For the past 3.5 years, we've shared the network with these remarkable people. We have discussed topics in the forums, met at conferences, stood shoulder to shoulder for the annual photo at ScienceOnline, poured through your images while we assisted with the Image of the Week, and most significantly learned so many things from reading your blogs. We hope to continue to read them in their new homes.

Our team would like to say farewell - but not good-bye - to each of you. Below, we have linked each author's name with the url of your new blog homes, or if we were unclear on that, with Twitter. We will try to follow each development so we can keep this post updated.

Farewell to

  1. Absolutely Maybe by Hilda Bastian
  2. Assignment Impossible by Charles Q. Choi
  3. Brainwaves by Ferris Jabr
  4. Bering In Mind by Jesse Bering
  5. But Seriously... by Brian Malow
  6. Cargo Cult Contrarian by Melody Dye
  7. Critical Opalescence by George Musser
  8. Culturing Science by Hannah Waters
  9. Doing Good Science by Janet Stemwedel
  10. History Of Geology by David Bressan
  11. Information Culture by Bonnie Swoger and Hadas Shema
  12. Lab Rat by S. E. Gould
  13. Molecules to Medicine by Judy Stone
  14. The Moral Universe by Jamil Zaki and Adam Waytz
  15. The Ocelloid by Psi Wavefunction
  16. Oscillator by Christina Agapakis
  17. Octopus Chronicles by Katherine Harmon Courage
  18. PsiVid by Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster
  19. Science With Moxie by Princess Ojiaku
  20. The Primate Diaries by Eric M. Johnson (art by Nathaniel Gold)
  21. This May Hurt a Bit by Shara Yurkiewicz
  22. Thoughtomics by Lucas Brouwers
  23. White Noise by Cassie Rodenberg (photos by Chris Arnade)

We will miss you!


Katie, Glendon and Kalliopi.

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As mentioned by our Blogs Editor Curtis Brainard, the Scientific American network is changing. Many of us are continuing on (see here for the full list).

The past few months (well before we knew of the network-wide changes that were announced), the 3 of us here on Symbiartic have been discussing changes we might like to make in the way we are blogging about the intersection of art and science, and the exploding culture of SciArt. More on that in the New Year!

A number of articles have speculated that the new blogging guidelines mean an abundance of editorial control over the remaining blogs here on Scientific American - this post was written without being reviewed by the editors beforehand. We don't anticipate the new guidelines changing Symbiartic, and we're glad to have editorial help when we need it.

Thank you to all of our readers and the artists who agree to discuss and share their work here on Symbiartic.