I’m Brandon Keim, a freelance journalist specializing in science, environment and culture (and generalizing in biology, history, nature, sustainability, technology, anthropology, policy, ethics and medicine.) Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, I now float between there and my home in Brooklyn, where I’m perpetually amazed at the ability of life to thrive in unexpected places. Currently I’m working on a book about handwriting and cognition.
Since March 2007 I’ve written for Wired’s award-winning Wired Science section. My work has also appeared in Adbusters, Reuters, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, Seed, Psychology Today, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Proto, Momentum and Nature Medicine. I’ve made broadcast appearances on NPR’s Science Friday and Here & Now, PRI’s The World and CBC’s As It Happens.
My latest articles can be found at left or in this feed, and some of my favorite stories are here. Shiny objects encountered while reporting are stored in Whalefall. My outside-of-work writing intentions are inevitably greater than my discipline, but sometimes I manage to gather a stray note. Often I can be found meditating with a camera.