Letter from the Editor
From the beginning, SciArt set out to build a community of like-minded people. (Don't get me wrong, we love to argue, but all for the greater good of knowledge production and creative exploration.) It is around this time of year, when the holiday season hits, that a light shines on the value of community as we think about what we've accomplished this year, what our goals are for the next, and how we're going to achieve them. Nothing is done in a vacuum - and we are so grateful to our readers, writers, and guest artists and scientists for getting us to our 34th issue. We could not have done it without you!
When I think about the science-art community, I think about the nodes of cities and hotspots, and the network of the Internet that binds us. The Internet is not my favorite place in the world, but in the least, it's a powerful tool that enables the creation of a world-wide-web of folks interested in the science-art discourse in all of its varieties.
This December we feature the words and work of science-art practitioners from this world-wide-community, taking you from Arizona and the transdisciplinary work of Sha Xin Wei, then over to the U.K. for Leni Dothan's air pollution filtering sculptures, then down to Argentina for the creation of an object that is simultaneously art and science and something more, and then on from there.
On a personal note, I recently moved from New York City to Cambridge, MA - it has been a joy to better get to know the vibrant science-art scene here, fueled by multiple branches at MIT, Harvard, and independent organizations like Catalyst Conversations and Swissnex.
Happy holidays, and see you in the New Year!
Julia Buntaine Hoel | Founder, Editor-in-Chief