Having fallen in love with the ability of chemists' to learn about elements by separating them down to their essence, Eli Kintisch has just two obstacles to becoming a scientist: a machine, and another intern.
“I would go to the fridge, and there was this bottle of mustard. And I don't even like mustard, but I would spread it on bread. And that was my snack.”
Photo by Julie Turkewitz
Eli Kintisch is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. An art exhibit he curated this year called To Extremes: Public Art in a Changing World is open April 20-29. In the fall he will be coteaching a class at the Rhode Island School of Design called Bay in Flux, focused on creating a tablet app that explores how climate change is impacting Narragansett Bay. In 2009 he published his first book, Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe. He holds monthly shmoozing/brainstorming nights called ClimateArtPizza.