Friday, May 9, 2008

Where geologists do Science

Seed magazine wants pictures of where people do science. The post is entitled "What's your workbench?" - which says something about the stereotypical view of science.

Clearly, they need pictures from geoscientists.

I mean... this is where I do science:



They need pictures of volcanoes and deserts and glaciers and mines and beaches and rivers and Subaru hatchbacks full of labeled sample bottles and ship decks tilted 90 degrees from the water surface and vertical rock faces. And they need them from better photographers than me.

Go get 'em.

6 comments:

BrianR said...

Couldn't agree more ... I've already sent them this photo (link takes you to Flickr)

Chuck said...

And mineral separation labs, and polishing rooms, and computing clusters, and SHRIMP farms and...

BrianR said...

...and libraries

Chuck said...

I've been to more core libraries than paper libraries in the past year.

Kim said...

...and a lot of labs with black grey boxes.

But the field pictures are prettier. Though I imagine that a skilled photographer could do something interesting with a core library.

CJR said...

The last core library I went to was actually outdoors, with added lizards and poisonous snakes.

But I think the contrasts are interesting. Depending on the stage of our research, our 'office' is either the middle of nowhere, a windowless lab, or an untidy desk. Variety is the spice of life...