The Fifth #SONYC

Science Online NYC (#SoNYC) is a monthly science discussion series hosted by and Ars Technica and held at Rockefeller University, New York. The 5th SoNYC took place on Tuesday 20th September and this Storify details the build-up to and the actual panel presentations. The theme this month was: "Enhanced eBooks & BookApps: the Promise and Perils."


  1. Excitement for the 5th event was building all day...All SoNYC events are also live-streamed so that you don't have to be in NYC to take part.

  2. The panel had been put together by Dave Dobbs who was zipping across town in a cab trying to make it to Rockefeller University in time to moderate....
  3. With a little delay, we decided to get started, with Carl Zimmer giving the panel intros and then describing his personal experiences with book publishing.