This article originally appeared in Knowable Magazine on 1 March 2021. Knowable Magazine is an independent journalistic endeavor from Annual Reviews, a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Sign up for Knowable Magazine’s newsletter.
Greg is a science journalist and editor, based in Portland, Oregon. He is co-author of the book All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey (National Geographic, 2018). Previously, Greg was a senior writer at WIRED and a staff writer at Science. He has written extensively about neuroscience and other areas of biological, behavioural, and social science. Greg is especially interested in stories about how emerging science and technology are challenging our social, ethical, and legal conventions.
Joyce Rice is a cartoonist, news designer, and professor making comics about history, technology, and the future. She has worked with outlets like The Nib, Vox, and PBS, and she speaks internationally about the power of comics in news media, advocacy, and education. You can see more of her work at teenyrobots.com.