4 May 2020
By Shane M Hanlon
In high school, I was in an emo band. See photos below. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
I’m not the first person to have this idea, by no means, but I’ve never really seen a place for science musicians to showcase, and more importantly for our purposes, to talk about their processes for writing and recording science songs. Similarly, I was talking to my colleague Olivia, who’s a fantastic drawing artist, and the idea came to showcase those who use drawing to communicate science in the same manner (we have a former colleague who used to do this for us w/ Eos pieces – we’re borrowing the concept).
So today we’re introducing the #AGURocks and #DrawnToGeoScience campaigns. We want to hear your songs and see your drawings. And we want to learn about the inspiration and processes behind them. We’re hoping to not only showcase your works but also provide some inspiration for aspiring artists and musicians out there. So, shoot us an email following these guidelines:
- Email subject line: be sure to include #AGURocks or #DrawnToGeoscience.
- Your art/music background, or what led you to combine your interests.
- Inspiration for project/piece/song.
- Process of creating (or writing/recording) it.
- The drawing or audio file (you can link out to a cloud drive if it won’t fit as an email attachment.
- Lyrics (for music)
- Please limit posts to 500 words if possible.
We really look forward to your submissions. Be on the lookout this week for some submissions from AGU staff to start things off!
–Shane M Hanlon is Program Manager of AGU’s Sharing Science Program. He also writes nerdy science songs as Darwin & Curie. Find him @EcologyOfShane.