Internet intelligentsia

I’m very flattered to have been given two Intellectual Blogger Awards (first by Eric and then by Kate; thank you both). Now, after hard deliberation, I can name five other intellectuals upon which the same honour should be bestowed.

All of the bloggers named below have given me inspiration in one way or another, and, I’m sure, will continue to do so.

So, in alphabetical order by surname…

Vaughan Bell is a neuropsychologist who is undergoing clinical training at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He writes about the kind of things that first got me interested in neuroscience, in posts that are concise, yet authoritative and incisive. His is one of the few blogs that I read almost every day.

George Dvorsky is Canada’s leading futurist. He is also a virtual colleague of mine at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (he serves on the IEET’s board of directors). He writes about transhumanism, ethics, and more on his award-winning blog.

Jennifer Ouellette is a freelance science writer and author, and the associate editor of the American Physical Society’s monthly magazine APS News. She does a lot of work for the physics trade press, but, as an advocate of communicating science to the masses, also writes in the popular press and has authored two popular science books.

Jessica Palmer is a biologist and an artist, and her unique blog focuses on the interface between these two disciplines. She has just moved to the east coast of America to start a very high-powered (and top secret) new job, so blogging is on the back burner for the minute. 

And last but by no means least, Bora Zivkovic, one of the most innovative bloggers I know. Last Christmas, Bora somehow managed to compile Open Lab 2006, the first science blogging anthology, in about one month and, at the same time, co-organized the first annual Science Blogging Conference.


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