Philadlphia’s Broad Street Review discusses an essay on humor in art that I wrote for the catalogue of Jim Condron’s “Trash Talk: History in Assemblage” at the Delaware Contemporary Art Museum: “There’s a short, witty catalogue, helpfully on the artist’s website. Its highlight is the essay ‘Mixed Media Circus’ by Adam Ruben, the molecular biologist who’s also a writer, TV personality, and standup comic as well as an expert at diverting and subverting his own field.”
Our Experimental Error columnist offers a tongue-in-cheek guide for conference attendees (Part 2)
In this month’s Experimental Error, our columnist offers some tips to prepare for conferences.
Essay published in “Trash Talk: History in Assemblage” by Jim Condron (booklet accompanying exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary Museum of Art). Link is to whole booklet; essay is on pages 7-9.
Our Experimental Error columnist reflects on wealth and privilege in science.
Our Experimental Error columnist laments the pain of online applications.
Washington Post article about the stand-up class I teach at Johns Hopkins.
When our columnist asked readers whether this had happened to them, the stories came pouring in.
Our columnist investigates how having a Ph.D. can hurt your job search.
Interviewed on WHYY (Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate) about the use of the term “doctor” for someone who only has a PhD.
A video about the stand-up comedy course I’ve taught at Johns Hopkins University since 2005.
For the 100th Experimental Error column, Adam Ruben considers the markers along the road of a scientific career.
Interviewed for an article in Smithsonian Magazine about the history of pinball and its applicability to modern smartphone games.
Our columnist breaks down the ridiculousness of most job postings.
Our columnist’s advice for the perfect science Halloween costume.