SEED is an extremely rich site and publication, absolutely stuffed with front-end provocative thinking on a whole range of topics to do with science and culture. The editorial and design thinking behind it is impressive. The whole site combines style and authority and offers a treasure trove of new ideas and concepts, new thinking on old concepts, insightful interviews and discussions, stunning graphics and mind-blowing information. This is the material I have sampled and found interesting - a fraction of a very large whole.
Before getting into the print section I would recommend clicking on the yellow Studio button on the top bar at the far left of the screen. This gives you access to photographic portfolios and video material.
Electra Water Lilly, 2006, by Jim Wehtje. From 'Images from Science 2: An Exhibition of Scientific Photography' Organized by RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
There's an amazing Portfolio of scientific photography, an excellent set of video interviews on the 5oth anniversary of C.P. Snow's Two Cultures, and an even more extensive set of one-to-one conversations in The Seed Salon - with the like of Tom Wolfe, Will Self and David Byrne alongside Michel Gondry, Noam Chomsky, Benoit Mandelbrot and Thomas E. Lovejoy. Great stuff.
A linked site from the same stable is Research Blogging - and equally wonderful digest of latest material from scientific research papers. Good intro piece to the thinking behind the site is A Year of Research Blogging by Dave Munger (January 6, 2010):
ResearchBlogging.org’s content editors on how they select the best blog posts, the value of research blogging, and their predictions for the coming year.
These are some of the interesting things I read: