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Hello Merveilles,

I'm Bryce, and I'm back after a decently long hiatus.

Life's been a journey since I was last active—I'm now a QA engineer by day and study code by night.

Recently, I've been into customizing my keyboard, learning about testing and automation, coding random stuff, and I want to start contributing to open source.

I hope you have all been well and are in good health. It makes me really happy to see a lot of familiar names and I'm excited to meet the new ones!

Welp, so. I guess I'm here now and it's #introduction / #introductions time? I'm a #science writer, #journalist, #podcast host & video maker with a special fondness for weird/gross biology. I'm also a #DnD GM and a huge nerd for #books (especially #scifi) and #comics.

This week, I wrote about a type of lemur that picks its nose with an incredibly spindly finger that's so long it can reach up through its nasal cavity and touch its pharynx.

Nice to meet you, too!

Computed X-ray tomography shows the interior of an aye-aye's skull as it picks its nose with a very long finger.

I thought I’d kick my feed off with an #introduction 😊

Hi! I’m Isabel, a next-gen #scicommer, #cyberneticist and #podcaster based at the #AustralianNationalUniversity ☀️

My research interests include #science in #popculture (particularly #solarpunk), the #cultural meanings of science, and the relationships between people, the natural #environment, and #technology 👩‍🔬🤖

I also co-host #Sci_Burst, a science in pop culture podcast, which you can learn more about here:

Hey Mastodon! 👋 Here is our #introduction post: We are the Data Visualization Lab at Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. You can find more about our work here:

We'd love to be connected to more folks and labs in the realms of #DataVisualization #HCI #xAI #AR #VR #VisualAnalytics #PhD #Research

Our lab has been applying visualization to domain areas like #accessibility #UAVs #Genetics #Privacy #Pedagogy #Networks #GraphTheory

Say hi!

Hello #ScienceMastodon Twitter refugees

#introduction I am a 🇫🇷 molecular & structural biologist working at the CNRS. I study the molecular mechanisms that control human gene expression focusing on #transcription factors & the Pol II machinery

Expect to see here a lot of info on #generegulation, #enhancers, #histone modifications & structural insights into the eukaryotic Transcription Initiation machinery. #CryoEM
I will also highlight #womeninscience to give them the visibility they deserve

Integrative structural biology #NMR #crystallography#cryoEM

I never really did an #introduction, just jumped in and never went back to Xitter.
A bit of an explanation now - I've transplanted to #Kobe #Japan from #Pittsburgh for my #ProfLife 4 month Fall sabbatical - with my family!
We #Homeschool our kids, so this worked out well (next yr Kid1 will head to college - last opportunity for this sort of adventure, so I snatched it). Wish me luck!
Thanks all who follow or just come across & boost - you mastofriends have all been gracious and kind! 🙏🏽
Colourful mural of a cartoon of the Kobe area buildings, streets, bridges and port with Be Kobe written to a side.
2 kids are standing in front of the mural (which is about 25 feet tall by 30 feet wide, approx)

Hello Merveilles #introduction
My name is Lea, I am an artist living semi off-grid in the canadian forest, dreaming of a life of less work and less money, more art and more community.
I draw illustrations and comics with ink and watercolours :flan_le_french:

I've been on the fedi for a while on dot art and i'm curious to discover and share more concept art and worldbuilding thoughts on this side account on merveilles, thank you for welcoming me here 😀

watercolour illustration of a boy building a flying apparatus looking  like a small hang glider and holding it while running '"illustration with blue lineart and shading, picturing an artist painting a feline figure on the nose of a propeller airplane, he is hodling a pot of paint and brushes and looks very focused. A little flame floats above him, and a big round sun shines in the clear sky."'
Watercolour illustration of a character wearing a pink moth Cape over a yellow thick and warm padding clothing. There is a front view and a back view showing the whole moth wing pattern of the cape.

Moved from, then to, and now on! So #introduction is in order, again.

I’m a cis Asian gay guy in SoCal US. Geeky with tech and nerdy with games.

Push over dad of two dogs and a cat. Been together with my husband for over 20 years.

Love interacting with folks here. Sometimes selfies for validation. Sometimes a little bit spicier for followers only.

Not my best pic here but decided to start low on the expectations 😂

#gay #Asian #gaysian #gaymer

Asian guy facing the camera with a slight smile. His shirt features Pride rainbow pattern all over, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie sprinkled throughout wearing Pride rainbow outfits.

#introduction post:

I was trained as a systems biologist, running an empirical research group working on the evolution of gene regulatory networks in Barcelona up until 2015.

I then turned to more philosophical questions, especially the role of organismic agency in evolution, and its relation to "artificial intelligence," which should instead be called "algorithmic mimicry."

Today, I'm trying to build a new metamodern science for the coming post-abundance age.

New instance, new #introduction:

Hi! I’m Bren, and I’m a composer, orchestrator, teacher, and writer. I mainly write in a post-Romantic orchestral soundtrack style. I’ve written and orchestrated music for videogames, and I’m currently writing an album I intend as accompaniment for your fantasy TTRPG.

There’s a showreel of recent and forthcoming orchestral work below. Let me know if you give it a listen.

Finally I activated my Mastodon profile! I work in the Open Science team of Ghent University, Belgium where I focus on general Open Science themes, Open Access and copyright. I'm also the chair of @OpenAIRE ( and of SA&S ( #introduction

I'm now on Mastodon so time for an #Introduction post. Hi! I'm an archaeologist and I research our relationship with animals through time. I examine animal remains 🦴, do biochemical analyses 🔬, and study iconography 🎨 I work(ed) on 🐄🐖🐪🦌🦦 and plan to study many more!
#archaeology #animals #scicomm

Let me have a correct #introduction .
Hi! I’m Djigr, evolutionary #biologist, #paleontologist , #artist and published #paleoartist ! I work on various subjects such as #temnospondyls (#crocofrogs from the past) and 3D molecular structure prediction by AI.
I do #scicom and #sciart on feathered #dinosaurs and #evolution, am known for my fake TV journal #CROW+ that teaches about #crow biology!
I’m a co-founder of Chicken Wings Dinosaurs, which produces cute and cool paleoart :sparkles_fiery:

Hi again #Mastodon!
I joined the fediverse when a lot of my community had not migrated from the bird site, so could only partially reconstruct it here using automated tools. If I followed you there and don’t here, say hi and let’s reconnect!

For those who don’t know me, I am a #virologist by training with almost 20 years of experience as a #science #editor, a passion for #microbiology and all science really, #OpenScience #openaccess & people

Have a lovely day everyone

#introduction #fediverse

Lecturers Without Borders (LeWIBo) is a small NGO that aims to bring scientists to schools by organising outreach lectures during scientists' trips (and sometimes also online!)
We are a network of over 400 scientists from 54 countries, our work is voluntary and the lectures are free of charge for the schools.
Learn more at
Crara Zemp,  Assistant Professor and head of the Conservation Biology Lab at the university of Neuchâtel and one of the co-founders of the non-profit organisation Lecturers Without Borders, gives a lecture on biodiversity conservation in a rainforest in Indonesia, to students from a local school. There are several children looking and a teacher listening to her talk.

New job, new #introduction post!

I work at Heriot-Watt's #Orkney campus in the far north of #Scotland. Programme lead for MSc in #Renewable and Sustainable #Energy Transition. Research at the intersection of #renewable #energy & physical #oceanography. Member of

Not my first career.

I care about the #reproducibility of computational science. I'm a fellow of the Software Sustainability Inst ( and instructor for Software Carpentry (

Hey, I'm Kae (they/them)!

I'm a solo dev that works in Gamemaker, Aseprite and FLStudio. Working away at Project Harvest, a murder mystery adventure game. I love horror, monsters and dark tunes~ 🎵

#Introduction #Gamedev #Indiedev #PixelArt #GameMaker

Hello! I'm an artist from Estonia. I love nature, animals. I aim for realism. I hope to share my artwork here. Hope you'll enjoy!


This is a colored pencil drawing of an otter pup named Nene on a white background. Nene looks very friendly and cute!

#Introduction 1 / 2
Fresh migration to ecoevo! My name is Juan and I am a #PhD student at the NIB (#Slovenia). I’m a #biologist and #musician. My field is #Biotremology, or the study of communication in animals by substrate-borne vibrations. In my case, I study hay-meadow habitats and their #vibroscape. I use laser vibrometers to record it.

Here is our paper on vibroscapes:

Hear some cool insect vibrations!

Here to #learn and share 😁

Five laser vibrometers recording the vibroscape of a meadow. A computer shows live vibrational signals emitted by the local insects.

Moving over to since most of the people I interact with are here 👋🏽

I’m into gaming, DIY, gay camping, biking, cooking, and online. Here’s some photos! #introduction

Dedicated to everyone weaning off algorithm-bloated unsocial media. Inspired by something @robparsons said!

#music #depechemode #today #introduction

Hoping to see some new #science folks exploring Mastodon so figured it’s time for another #introduction - I’m Mya, a professor at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. Our lab studies #microbes (bacteria, viruses, protists) in the oceans and other environments and also works on #fish egg identification. I also post about my cute dog and cat a lot! #USFCMS #ocean #marine #oceanography #microbiology #virology #research #seagrass #urchin #academia
A photo of me (45 year old woman) smiling at the camera in an aquarium facility. I’m wearing gloves and holding a black long-spined sea urchin in my hands

Officially erased my bird site presence this morning and with it my associated contacts. I haven't seen a wide-scale migration yet of the #weather / #wxtwitter community, which accounted for half of my Twitter contacts.

As a sort of final #introduction post and calling card for the weather community, one of my primary uses of Twitter was to share my #WeatherPhotography and #storm reports. I'll probably continue to share weather and #climate content here! CW's as needed. Some of my faves below.

A stormy sunset sky over wide open, golden plains. The clouds are pink, purple, and vibrant blue. Wind turbines are on the horizon. A storm blows in over open country, a windswept tree stands in the foreground. The clouds in the background are shades of grey to dark blue and blue-green.
A shelf cloud rolls over the plains. The cloud is grey and back-lit in shades of blue and green. The fields are treeless and shades of green to gold. Three bolts of purple cloud to ground lightning strike distant mountains with city lights in the foreground.

Hello everyone!
I’m an assistant prof at Virginia Tech studying viral and microbial diversity. Lately my group has been focusing on giant viruses, but we are also interested in other protist viruses, and the role of viral endogenization in host genome evolution.
#GiantViruses #ViralDiversity #TreeOfLife #Protists #Microbiology #Bioinformatics #Evolution #Virology #Genomics
Most recently we found endogenous giant viruses in the green alga C. reinhardtii!

My first post on Mastodon after a whole lot of lurking and boosting, so I'm treating this as a mini #introduction for myself

I'm an #immunology PhD candidate at #ColumbiaUniversity medical center, and we just published a study of #TissueSpecifity of human #Tcell identity and clonal expansion in barrier sites, using #CyTOF, #scRNAseq, and #TCR #sequencing!

Hi. I am a surrealist.

Surrealism in the machine age is the process of creating hardware, software and art without the constraints of corporate guidelines and the appeal to the popular. It is the act of becoming an extension to the universal will to create indiscriminately. The output mirrors the state of the world and often allows one to construct ideas they wouldn't allow themselves to do otherwise.

Make the machine your companion, not a tool to be replaced.

#introduction #unix_surrealism

Techno-Mage encounters a machine spirit in physical form. An artist faces deconstruction of themself.
A lady in a bag and a cactus sitting on a box have a cigarette break in the middle of Analog Nowhere. Two travelers encounter a flying fairy with horns.

Hello! I'm Sadie and I'm trying Mastodon again after a long hiatus.

I'm a #trans woman working in marketing in the games industry, and at night I'm into football, exercise, board games, video games, self care, prosecco and watching too many FFXIV reaction videos.

I'm keen to share in others' #transjoy and show my progress through #selfie posts from time to time. I need more trans people in my life and I miss the connections I made here last time.

That's my #introduction. Thanks for having me on this server ❤️

Sadie in a black shirt dress and brown headscarf

New to Mastodon. Thought id give an #introduction!

My name is Dillon. I am a biologist and Science communicator mainly active on the instagram. If im not hyperfixating on my R code, I am creating online courses and educational material, being opinionated about conservation, or out looking for frogs!

Anyone mind giving me a primer for how Mastodon works? Im still very new to it all

Picture is of my favorite salamander! (Bolitoglossa mexicana)

A salamander from the Bolitoglossa genus with brown skin and creamy-tan blotches over the top of the body. It is standing on top of a leaf while curving its body so that its tail (top) is near its head (bottom). A webbed foot is shown at the bottom, a characteristic that distinguishes the taxa

👋 Hi! This is the Mastodon account for CloudLab. #introduction

CloudLab is flexible, scientific infrastructure for research on the future of cloud computing. Researchers use CloudLab to build their own clouds, experimenting with new architectures that will form the basis for the next generation of computing platforms.

Learn more, sign up:

Hi there. A wee #introduction

^ are an #artist collective with a shared art space in Manorhamilton, Ireland. We are a group of humans, nonhuman organisms and a 3-storey building, all working together on artistic research on the blurred topics of #art, landscape and technology.

^ experiment with shared leadership structures and artistic research practices. We are learning from one another, from you all, and from people, places and things we may never meet or identify.

An artist-occupied building on a street corner painted a grey-purple on the ground floor. The second and third floors on the corner tower have tinted black glass.

I also take the point that, by definition, it will be hard for new people to know about a relevant hashtag to use. Many new people will still use (#)introduction. I plan to monitor that tag and keep offering help.

But I think that if we can get dozens or hundreds of us behind the idea of a particular hashtag to help new ueser that it will percolate through the social media grapevine.

How did people get the idea of making an (#)introduction post in the first place after all.

You asked for it, now its here:
:mtg: :mtg:

:fediverse: The #Fediverse instance for everything #MagicTheGathering!

:tap: Sign up for an alt account and start posting about the greatest game ever.

:wotc: This server is not affiliated with Wizzards of the Coast or the Magic the Gathering brand.

#mtg #magic #instance #introduction #introductions

Hallo Fediverse! 👋

#Wikipedia :wikipedia: ist eine vielsprachige, freie Online-Enzyklopädie, die von einer Gemeinschaft aus Freiwilligen, bekannt als Wikipedianer, in offener Zusammenarbeit mittels eines Wiki-basierten Bearbeitungssystems namens Mediawiki geschrieben und gepflegt wird.

Denk dran: alle können mitarbeiten, einschließlich dir! Wir zeigen dir, wie; außerdem teilen wir coole Fakten und Hintergrunddetails!

#Introduction #NeuHier #OpenKnowledge #wiki

Hello everyone, here is my #introduction 😀

I am most of all a musician. I’ve been playing live and composing under the name “gwEm” for 20+ years.

Mostly I make #chiptune and I am deeply passionate about it. I do this outside and inside the #demoscene.

I also do old skool rave, electro, drum’n’bass, metal and punk.

Platforms of choice are in first place the Atari ST, and in second place the Commodore Amiga.

Selfie of me brandishing a Club Mate

Hello Fediverse! 👋

#Wikipedia :wikipedia: is a multilingual free online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers, known as Wikipedians, through open collaboration and using a wiki-based editing system called MediaWiki. -- or so says our Wikipedia article (

Follow for cool facts, behind-the-scenes details on editing processes and tips on getting started contributing!

#Introduction #FreeCulture #FreeContent #OpenKnowledge #wiki #CreativeCommons

#QueensBridge is in the Fediverse!

#Introduction: This is an instance for everybody who feels akin to the Queensbridge housing project, home of :nas: #nas, :MobbDeep: #MobbDeep and 🎵 #HipHop.

Feel free to join us and please #boost this post and follow us, especially if you're from the #USA or love #NewYork HipHop.

The server image: Picture of the Queensboro Bridge with the writing "" in an avant-garde font.

Hello! 👋

We're Open Book Publishers: a non-profit, scholar-led, open access press publishing award-winning #OpenAccess books.


All our books are open access, and we don't charge authors a Book Processing Charge to publish with us. We pioneered a Library Membership model to support our work -- find out more:


We're also building open, community-owned infrastructure to support #OAbooks with @copim.

We're looking forward to meeting people and getting to know! We might cross-post from Twitter for a bit while we find our feet, but we're excited to find out more about Mastodon as its own space.

Say hi if you're interested in our work!

#Introduction #OAbooks #OpenAccess #OA #OpenInfrastructure #LibraryTwitter

Alright, time for an #introduction. Thank you everyone for welcoming me to ❤

I'm Yaseen, 27. I live in Birmingham, Terf Island. I'm serious, silly, goofy, thoughtful, irreverent, and I hope - a good person.

I love sweet things, videogames, TV, film, anime, books, writing, and shitposting. I do a lot of shitposting. I also do a lot of seriousposting bcos I like discussing politics, theology, philosophy, culture, and the human condition. I hope that we can be close pals! ❤️

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