So who is this Scott Hartman fellow anyways?
Thanks for your interest in me. Because I have diverse interests, I am going to try and get up my CV and other documents that various parties may want to see. More importantly, I will try to partition them so you will be exposed to as little extraneous information as possible. I don't want to bore anyone, but someone interested in licensing artwork obviously wants different information than someone inquiring about scientific research, or someone who just wants to know where to send the hate mail. The photograph to the left dates from far too early in the Holocene but it will have to suffice for the moment. It shows a more youthful me, along with with my cat Feynman, and a replica of Lucy's skull (the famous Australopithecus afarensis specimen, not an ex girlfriend).
Believe it or not, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, while totally awesome, are not my primary passion. I am more interested in evolutionary theory. In particular, I am interested in speciation mechanisms (and that whole species-concept problem), phenotypic plasticity, and most of all the developmental-genetic underpinnings of phenotypic innovation.
When not being a nerd, I also like to:
- Watch movies (I'm especially fascinated with special FX)
- Try my hand at photography (perhaps some day I'll upload a gallery of my photos as well).
- Read. Perhaps this is still nerd material, but I do read non-science material. At times. I'll provide some examples when I think of them...
- Follow social and political news, especially if statistics are involved.
- Socialize with my friends (even us science types have them!).
Muscle reconstruction of Styracosaurus albertensis. Brief pen and ink study done while consulting for Charlie McGrady of CM Studio.