ScienceOnline09 kicks off tonight. Formerly known as the Duke Blogging Conference, it's a weekend of interactive sessions on science blogging with lots of Sciblings and others representing the science blogging collective. Follow along on the conference wiki or Scibling Bora's blog for all the details.
I am extremely disappointed that I am too sick to go and co-chair the arts sessions with Glendon Mellow, but I made the right decision, because I am not getting better - I spent Wednesday at the State of the Net conference only a few miles from home, and I was destroyed afterward. I'll be spending this weekend at home, mostly in bed.
Glendon's going to do a bang-up job. Over at his blog, Flying Trilobite, he has already started the conversation on the art-science interface - something I know is of interest to many of you. Check out the wiki and his posts here and here and share your thoughts. Eva Amsen's comments on diverging technical complexity in both art and science are especially interesting! Glendon will also be co-hosting a session on using art and illustration successfully in blog posts. The wiki for that is here.
I'll be posting more on the philosophy of the science/art interface in the next few days, and having a virtual conversation about art and science here on BioE to parallel the real-world conference. If you, like me, can't attend ScienceOnline09, please feel free to post comments here or on Glendon's blog. And for those of you who are registered, have a wonderful time! I'll miss seeing you!
Sorry you're sick! I'm missing the conference, too, on account of new job. And it's a bummer because last year was a blast and this year looks to be the same :)
It won't be the same without you. Your knowledge of the current sciencey art-world is unsurpassed.
Looking forward to your posts! Please get well soon!