Welcome to the Web home of Stewart Wills. Since the beginning of December 2013, I’ve been the editor and content director for Optics & Photonics News, published by The Optical Society. In that post, I lead the editorial and creative team that puts out the best, most engaging, and visually richest monthly coverage of optical and photonic science and tech around.
Before that, for 14 years, I served as the Web editor for the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There, I was steeped in issues related to online content, data, user experience, multimedia, social media, and the seismic shifts in scientific communication wrought by today’s networked information environment. I also have produced podcasts on a variety of topics for The Scholarly Kitchen blog of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
I hope you’ll stick around to learn a bit more about my background, skill set, and activities, and to read the miscellaneous ruminations (mostly around topics tied to scholarly communication) in the blog. Also, please give me a follow on Twitter or a ping on LinkedIn.