You guys. This thing happened. Science Studio. You know, the thing I’ve been bugging people about for over a year now? Yeah, that. You should check it out.
It’s been an incredible pleasure to build this collection. Incredible! So before I wax poetic about those pleasures here’s some boring stuff about logistics. All told we got 220 nominations. After weeding out duplicates and nominations that weren’t eligible, 120 pieces went out to the judges. When they came back to us, we ranked each piece and had to do the hard job of selecting our final collection. You can see the results on our site, and I’m really proud not just of every piece we included but also how hard it was to decide which pieces those were.
For those wondering how we set upon these final selections, I don’t have a great answer for you except to say that it was hard. Turns out, there’s a lot of really cool stuff on the internet. You probably already knew that, but I’ll just confirm for you that it’s true. We watching and listened to things over and over, we discussed (and in some cases debated) and we changed our minds more than once. But in the end, this collection is full of variety, life, excitement and creativity.
So to those who nominated work, thank you. This couldn’t exist without you. To those who created work, thank you. This couldn’t exist without you. To those who helped us judge, thank you. This couldn’t exist without you. To those who gave to our Kickstarter, thank you. This couldn’t exist without you. And to Ben and Bora, thank you. This couldn’t exist without you.
What’s next? That’s a great question, and I don’t know the answer to that one either. We want to keep bringing you great stuff. We want to expand to allow infographics and interactives into the collection. We want to create a place where people can work together, learn from one another and create future Science Studio worthy stuff. So if you’ve got ideas for us, send them along. I’m firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to hear from you. And look out for our 2013 nomination form soon, because after a quick nap we’re ready to start this all over again.