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.
- Absolutely Maybe by Hilda Bastian
- Assignment Impossible by Charles Q. Choi
- Brainwaves by Ferris Jabr
- Bering In Mind by Jesse Bering
- But Seriously... by Brian Malow
- Cargo Cult Contrarian by Melody Dye
- Critical Opalescence by George Musser
- Culturing Science by Hannah Waters
- Doing Good Science by Janet Stemwedel
- History Of Geology by David Bressan
- Information Culture by Bonnie Swoger and Hadas Shema
- Lab Rat by S. E. Gould
- Molecules to Medicine by Judy Stone
- The Moral Universe by Jamil Zaki and Adam Waytz
- The Ocelloid by Psi Wavefunction
- Oscillator by Christina Agapakis
- Octopus Chronicles by Katherine Harmon Courage
- PsiVid by Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster
- Science With Moxie by Princess Ojiaku
- The Primate Diaries by Eric M. Johnson (art by Nathaniel Gold)
- This May Hurt a Bit by Shara Yurkiewicz
- Thoughtomics by Lucas Brouwers
- White Noise by Cassie Rodenberg (photos by Chris Arnade)
We will miss you!
Katie, Glendon and Kalliopi.
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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.