Eli Kintisch

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A correspondent for Science magazine, Eli Kintisch covers earth science as well as topics as diverse as geography, food, art and animals. His recent foray into science video has included winning a national video contest by filming comedians hung upside down to explore climate change, and writing scripts for It's OK To Be Smart, the popular YouTube channel published by PBS.

In 2015 an article he wrote on how the thawing Arctic may impact global weather was included in the annual Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. His work has also been published in other magazines including New Scientist, National Geographic, Slate, Nautilus and Hakai. "Hack the Planet," a nonfiction book Kintisch published in 2010, received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. As part of a Knight fellowship at MIT in 2011, he created a juried art exhibition to encourage climate-art partnerships and create public art around climate change. In partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design the following year, he designed a prototype app that allows users to visualize local future sea level rise using three-dimensional augmented reality.

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