Thursday, November 26, 2009

OpenLab 2009

An acquaintance (ok, I read his blog, whatever) over at Nature Network just posted a reminder about OpenLab 2009, a worthy initiative to curate and publish (on paper, no less!) the best of science blogging, including prose, poetry, comics and other artwork. So, if you happen to be a scientist, or someone who writes about it, and doesn't already know about it, consider yourself informed.

If you've written anything excellent since December of 2008, you've got a few days left to submit it... December first is the deadline. Or you could write something new between now and then, presuming you publish just a teeny bit more quickly than I do.

Go on, you know you want to.

8 comments:

WrathofDawn said...

Does finding that forgotten Tubberware container in the back of the fridge count?

I thought not.

TRT said...

What about Mad Science? Is that allowed?

#Debi said...

You should submit those prints you made for your office...

Ricardipus said...

Dawn - only if you write something scientific about it, like "in a controlled experiment, one out of one Canadian blogger YAAAARCHED upon opening it" or suchlike.

TRT - yes.

#Debi - hm... but they're not really "science" per se... more music, really. ;)

Aled said...

Would a report on how I squeezed a Range Rover 3.5 liter V8 (Buick!) engine into a Suzuki Jeep count? It had a chrome exhaust down each side, and sounded just wonderful. Wide wheels and tires. Looked stunning with a pearlescent blue paint job. Driving stability? Hmm... how it got through the strict German road/smog tests is beyond me, but it did. However, at 50 mph (80 kph in foreign speak), the beast was very unstable. When the next annual test was run, it failed! Miserably. Probably languishing in some garage in Germany these days.

Ricardipus said...

Aled - that is excellent. I'm amazed the Suzuki's frame didn't crumple. ;)

Don't think it counts as "science" necessarily... more like "seat of the pants engineering". ;)

#Debi said...

There were those you did with some sort of mathematical equation...I forget what they were called...I'm a right-brained person, gimme a break...

Ricardipus said...

Ah, the fractals... indeed. Actually now I think about it, graphic art is verboten in OpenLab. Only writing.

WV - 'pedia': an encyclopedia of abbreviations.