Contributors
Emily Forgot (“A Matter of Equilibrium”) is the appropriately curious moniker of London-based graphic artist Emily Alston. Embracing the odd, the everyday, and the sometimes surreal, Emily Forgot’s playful visual language continues to innovate, evolve, and surprise with each new illustration. She prides herself on approaching all projects with creative thought, originality, humor, and beauty, whether the work is a commissioned piece or a flight of her own fancy.
After a decade of working at the lab bench, Los Angeles-based Lauren Gravitz (“Renovation Hardware”) changed direction with a degree in journalism. Now a freelance science journalist, she spends more time than she’d like trying to wrest control of her keyboard from her parrot. Her writing has appeared in Discover, The Economist, and Technology Review, among other publications.
A portrait and lifestyle photographer based in San Diego, California, Lou Mora ("Restoration Hardware") loves creating pictures as much as he loves surfing, chocolate chip cookies, and long walks on the beach.
When he was 20, Charlie Schmidt (“SMART in More Ways Than One”) took a year away from school to travel the world. After finishing a degree in political science and then a master’s degree in public health, he fell into freelance writing at the ripe old age of 33. Since then, he’s written for Science, Discover, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications. He lives in Portland, Maine, where he also enjoys performing with his band the Joint Chiefs.

Photo credits: Emily Alston, Lauren Gravitz, Lou Mora, Charlie Schmidt

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