Links to Sites that Inspire Me
Ted Talks; This site is not a photography site, although they have 58 videos where photography is a core part of the theme. This is the most thoughtful site I know of and of great inspiration to me, photographically and otherwise.
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:56:29 +0000Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah HarariIn a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons." (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)
Fri, 18 May 2018 12:47:44 +0000"You Found Me" | Helen GilletCellist and singer Helen Gillet mixes her classical training, New Orleans-based jazz roots and free improvisational skills to perform her own eclectic music. In a powerful, melodious performance, she plays her song "You Found Me."
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:40:42 +0000How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat DadTED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first cyber harassment helpline, offering support to women who face serious threats online. "Safe access to the internet is access to knowledge, and knowledge is freedom," she says. "When I fight for a woman's digital rights, I am fighting for equality."
Lenscratch; This site is all over the place photographically. Aline Smithson must be super human. I don't know how one person can curate so much great content. I come here for inspiration and for reference when I am starting out on a new project.
Sun, 20 May 2018 10:00:12 +0000CENTER’s Editor’s Choice Award First Place Winner: Adair Freeman RutledgeCongratulations to Adair Freeman Rutledge for her First Place win in the CENTER’S Editor’s Choice Award, for her series Azalea Trail Maids. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. Juror Bridget Watson Payne,Senior Editor, Chronicle Books shares her thoughts on