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Greetings, Happy to be here
Hey all, I've been a casual reader for a while now, thought it was about time I stepped up and joined the party.

Just want to start by saying I'm really impressed with the overall concept and execution of the OA project, and I've wanted to get involved in some capacity pretty much since I stumbled across it. I've poked around the Encyclopedia Galactica a bit, and I find some of the ideas that the setting works with to be really interesting and thought-provoking. I don't really have that much familiarity with transhumanism as a concept, but it's something I've been getting more into in recent years (especially after reading Charles Stross' Accelerando ; great book, I highly recommend it).

My principal area of relevant knowledge is biology, so if I were to help out, I guess I would be most interested in contributing to OA's collection of bionts, especially xenobionts and -sophonts. I used to spend a lot of time editing/building wikis on various topics, so I'm fairly comfortable writing/editing articles; I enjoy writing in my spare time, so I'm hoping I might find an outlet here. I don't have a professional art background, but I like to think I'm decent at sketches and lineart, and I've been experimenting with digital painting (Photoshop CS5) for a few years now.

So I guess my main question is, where can I be of help? I've been checking out the Art and Visual Media group, and it looks like a good place to start, but I'm really down to contribute to any area of the project that needs expanding.
"We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun." -Neill deGrasse Tyson

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Greetings, Happy to be here - by A. J. Garth - 03-12-2014, 11:24 AM
RE: Greetings, Happy to be here - by Drashner1 - 03-12-2014, 11:56 AM
RE: Greetings, Happy to be here - by A. J. Garth - 03-12-2014, 02:05 PM
RE: Greetings, Happy to be here - by Andrew P. - 09-10-2014, 12:22 PM

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