Saturday, March 07, 2009
The Open Laboratory 2008
As you may recall, one of my posts from last year was selected for the Open Laboratory 2008 compilation, which gathered 50 posts from the science blogoverse for a print edition that you can buy. It may seem backwards to take internet material and print it on paper, but there's a good reason for it. The collection's proceeds go toward supporting ScienceOnline'10, a science blogging conference next January. The book is also a nice way to see how bloggers make legitimate literary and journalistic contributions to whatever conversations are being held on matters relevant to science, society and beyond. I've had only a few sciencey things published thus far, so will probably permit vanity to reach into my wallet to buy a print version. It's also available in .pdf. And if you wish to read each post in its original context, each one is linked at A Blog Around the Clock. If you do buy it, do so from lulu.com. The conference organizers get more funding that way.