KC Cole is the author of eight nonfiction books, most recently Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up—a memoir/biography of her late mentor, founder of the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s world-renowned “museum of awareness.”A former science correspondent and columnist at the Los Angeles Times, she’s currently a professor at the Annenberg School of Journalism. Other books include The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty and Mind Over Matter: Conversations with the Cosmos. Cole’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Columbia Journalism Review, Newsweek, Esquire, Ms., the Washington Post, and many other publications. She likes to play with the natural connections between science, art, politics, whatnot, and hosts an irregular series of events exploring these intersections—known as Categorically Not!—at Santa Monica Art Studios. She’s a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, NPR’s Science Friday, and BBC World Service.