In November last year, we launched the first issue of our new multimedia-rich e-magazine, Re.Search, which is available on the University of Pretoria’s (UP) dedicated science communication platform, Research Matters.
The first issue focused on the theme of ‘Sustainability’ – Issue 2 highlights ‘Innovation’ and is now available online.
In keeping with the theme of innovation and thinking out of the box, the cover artwork features a colourised scanning electron micrograph of a flower bud of the snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) – or for innovators, a rose by any other name! Snapdragons are known to grow in rocky and uninhabitable areas, and much like innovation, seem to grow and develop against the odds. Like creativity in innovation, they spread their seeds through the wind and, despite being one colour when their flowers fall, can reinvent themselves and grow back in another colour after winter. Due to their self-seeding abilities and capacity to be propelled by the wind, they can sometimes seem to appear out of nowhere – much like all of our great ideas!
Simply click on the cover to open the hosting page and then click on the magazine cover again and scroll through the pages to read.