Type of site
|Online magazine Culture, religion, politics, art, science, philosophy, psychology|
|Owner||Aeon Media Group Ltd., Melbourne, Australia|
|Alexa rank||4,991 (US, October 2016)|
|Launched||September 17, 2012|
Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas, philosophy and culture. Publishing new articles every weekday, Aeon describes itself as a publication which "asks the biggest questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by world-leading authorities on science, philosophy and society." The magazine has editorial offices in London, New York, and Melbourne.
Aeon was founded in London in September 2012 by Paul and Brigid Hains, an Australian couple. It now has offices in London, Melbourne and New York. On July 1, 2016, Aeon became a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission, in the categories of advancing culture and advancing education.
Aeon's content consists of long-form, in-depth Essays, shorter Ideas pieces, and short documentaries under the banner of Aeon Video. It also runs a Conversations channel, where readers are invited to answer questions related to articles, and to contribute their own point of view.
Aeon Video's program is composed of curated selections, short documentaries that are exclusive to Aeon, and original series produced by Aeon. The most notable of these is the In Sight series, which features interviews and discussions with leading philosophers, scientists, thinkers and writers .
Contributors have included Shahidha Bari, Sabine Hossenfelder, George Musser, Philip Ball, Janna Levin, Frans de Waal, Julian Baggini, A.L. Kennedy, David Dobbs, Armand D'Angour, Michael Graziano, Sven Birkerts, Tim Footman, Marek Kohn, Tim Lott , Jessa Gamble, Ruth Padel, Steven Poole, John Quiggin, Roger Scruton, David Deutsch, Wendy Orent, Vincent T. DeVita, Dava Sobel, Francis T. McAndrew, and E.O. Wilson.
Aeon has content sharing partnerships with several other organizations and publications, including the science communication website Knowing Neurons, the University of Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and MIT Press.
Creative Commons republication
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