We know that a life in science can be grueling. We also know that some of you
have very interesting or unusual ways of blowing off steam or finding your Zen.
We would like to feature your essays, poems, artwork or multimedia reflecting on
scientists’ pastimes. We welcome all creative interpretations of the theme. You could
send us a photo of you shooting hoops or jumping out of an airplane. You could
send us a video of you jamming with your band. You could send us a poem about a
childhood hobby or otherwise abandoned escapes. You could write about a hobby
enjoyed by someone else — perhaps a figure in science history or one of your mentors.
And you could send us a rant about how you don’t have time for such frivolity.
This collection of essays, poems and artwork will explore generations in a very
loosely defined way. You might have come from a family of scientists. You might
have insights about parenting while doing science. You might have something to say
about generations of cell lines or scientific lines of inquiry. You might have a story
to tell about a line of researchers mentored by one scientist. Interpret the theme as
you will. It is not a boundary but rather a springboard for the making of meaning.
Deadlines for HOBBIES and GENERATIONS: Dec. 31, 2014.
Format: We’ll print some; others, we will post online. Some might appear both in print
Submissions: Email (to email@example.com) your manuscripts as Word documents,
static images as JPEG or TIFF files (the higher the resolution the better), audio as mp3 or
mp4 files, and videos in something like QuickTime, Vimeo or YouTube. Please indicate to
which series you are submitting in your email subject line.