Thoughts and Thinks

Kevin Delin's Writings on Science, Art, and Society


Dr. Kevin Delin’s career has blended science and writing since its earliest stages. He has 4 degrees from MIT, including a PhD in physics. While at MIT, he also took writing courses from playwright A.R. Gurney, author Frank Conroy, and poet Stephen Tapscott.  As a grad student, Kevin co-wrote an internationally-used textbook, Foundations of Applied Superconductivity. After a post-graduate stretch in Silicon Valley, he worked at NASA where he invented and patented a technology, the Sensor Web, which was originally envisioned to search of extraterrestrial life. This technology has been featured in widely circulated publications such as PC Magazine, Technology Review, the L.A. Times, and Wired

Kevin’s numerous pieces on art and society have bylines in the national publications American Theatre, Script Magazine, and Pipeline Artists as well as the Los Angeles publications LA Weekly, Footlights, and Stage Raw.  He is also a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.  Kevin served as dramaturg for the play Forever Bound, which received a 2018 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting.  He was last seen on stage at Rogue Machine Theatre’s storytellers’ slam, Rant & Rave.

Kevin’s other adventures come from the myriad of unique experiences and adventures he has had in the roles of both scientist and government advisor.  He’s the recipient of the prestigious NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and, drawing from his extensive tech background, professionally advises storytellers who want to ground their work in science.  He tweets about arts, science, and technology on Twitter @kdelin and his stage plays can be found on the New Play Exchange.

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