Rebekah Kirkman ("Erasmus Unredacted") has written for BmoreArt, The Outline, Baltimore Fishbowl, Baltimore Beat, and more. She is the former visual arts editor of Baltimore City Paper.
Gary Neill ("Grid Locked," illustration) has spent the last 20-something years creating conceptually bold, vibrant, yet subtle illustrations for a variety of clients. He lives with his family in the sleepy seaside town of Hastings, England.
Chloe Niclas ("Making an Octopus Cuddly," illustration) grew up in Baltimore and earned her BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She works at American Greetings as a creative specialist while pursuing her illustration career.
Eric Niiler ("Making an Octopus Cuddly") is a contributing writer at Wired, where he covers science and technology. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program.
Michelle Thompson ("Seeing Robert Wilson Plain," illustration) combines found materials—books, magazines, postcards, and so on—with painted, drawn, and printed elements. Her clients have included BBC, Reebok, and The Guardian.
Michael Yockel ("Seeing Robert Wilson Plain") spent 20 years working as an editor and writer for weekly alternative newspapers, notably Baltimore City Paper, before turning to full-time freelancing.
On the cover
New Jersey–based illustrator Doug Chayka works digitally to combine photographs and handmade collage elements. For this issue, he shows how online attacks on vaccination science have had real-world consequences, such as lower vaccination rates and increased skepticism of fundamental science. On the cover, the small digital arrows begin to tear at the label. Inside the magazine, the image shows the growing effectiveness of these attacks.