Who Is This Now?

Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science communication researcher and media maker. She writes and speaks about science, science+art, and science culture. She researches how humans learn about science, and how they can better learn about science. She produces and performs in work for TV, radio, and stage. More specifically…

Her writing appears in Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic and Slate.com, ComedyCentral.com, on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, in the Onion/A.V. Club, mental_floss, Paper Darts, Revolver, the Indiana ReviewMcSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, and earned the semi-annual Richard Hugo House Founders’ Award and first place in Literary Death Match 100 and Write Fight #1. Her column on art and science at the Walker Art Center’s online art magazine will return in January.

Previously, she help the position of research and evaluation associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota, doing science about how people learn about science. Research affiliations include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.

She has recently returned to TV production, where her production credits include Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernThe Onion News Network, Diners/Drive-Ins/and Dives, A Prairie Home Companion, and an interactive, multimedia documentary for Twin Cities Public Television in cooperation with the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

sandford headshotShe has read/performed around the globe, at the Guthrie Theatre, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, People’s Improv Theater, the Seattle Poetry Festival, the Walker Art Center, and as part of Women of Letters, the Wheeler Centre’s “Interrobang: A Festival of Questions”, Story City, A Beautiful World, You Are Hear, Kevin Kling’s Storycraft, Rockstar Storytellers, and Regret Labs.

She would love to talk to you, any time, about the intersection of art and science. Please drop a line.

Complete CV available upon request.

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2 Comments on “Who Is This Now?”

  1. After clicking over here from your Paper Darts interview, I was really excited to find someone else in the Twin Cities with a WP site of literary humor. But once I got here and saw you are a Mac grad, I realized I think I already know you. Were we in Wang PIng’s Intro to Poetry together, probably 10 years ago now?
    Anyhow, I’m really enjoying reading through the great work you’ve got on here and am looking forward to keeping up in the future.


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