The Box Move began as a blog, but since October 2010, has had plans to expand (ambitiously) into Pakistan’s first popular science magazine. It’s been a year since we started planning the magazine, and even though the team, the articles, the design and the local photography contributions have been ready since April 2011, it’s taken a while to get The Box Move out.
Unfortunately for Pakistan’s first popular science magazine, The Box Move will not be able to see the first issue in print. Given the amount of financial constraints that societies in LUMS are facing and the relative stinginess of private corporations who regularly sponsor fashion magazines, The Box Move has been released (on the Publication page of this website here) in online form. Think of it as a e-zine which required superhuman effort to produce. We hope you like it as much as we do.
If there is one thing I am proud of in The Box Move publication, it is the amount of local photography we feature. To all the photographers who contributed generously to our magazine, I hope you find that we did your photographs justice. I expect that all your readers will find your work absolutely phenomenal and will continue to track your marvelous work. The Box Move team does not consist merely of SSE students, even though there are a lot of them. All the Senior Editors whose intelligent ideas about what a popular science magazine should feature, show more scholarly promise than I have seen in any undergraduates I have ever met (but what would I know). I hope everybody on the team, even though they were promised a print edition, feels that I have done justice to their work.
I hope personally that you enjoy what you see. For the 2012 issue which should be complete by April 2012, we have already lined up a great number of opportunities that will ensure that the second issue will be released in print as well as online. The new Chief Editors, Maryam Asghar and Ovais Rasheed will make this bigger and better than I ever could and I highly suggest that you keep looking out for their work.
Lastly, we would love comments below about which articles you enjoyed particularly or if you feel some of our analysis was not apt. One of the problems we faced was keeping up with the science world, and we will be sure to fix this for the second issue. If you have any ideas for how the magazine can improve, please let us know. Enjoy!
The Box Move (Vol.1, Issue 1)