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.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:53:36 +0000What's killing bees -- and how to save them | Noah Wilson-RichBees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data factories are changing what we know about the habitats bees need to thrive -- and keep our future food systems stable.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:40:48 +0000Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art | Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams shares her lifelong fascination with the complexity of color: from her experiences with race and redlining to her discovery of color theory to her work as a visual artist. Journey with Williams to Chicago's South Side and explore "Color(ed) Theory," a two-year art project in which she painted soon-to-be-demolished houses bold, monochromatic colors infused with local meaning -- catalyzing conversations and making the hidden visible.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:52:44 +0000The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil PlaitPhil Plait was on a Hubble Space Telescope team of astronomers who thought they may have captured the first direct photo of an exoplanet ever taken. But did the evidence actually support that? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- through a robust amount of making and correcting errors. "The price of doing science is admitting when you're wrong, but the payoff is the best there is: knowledge and understanding," he says.
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.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:03:13 +0000Rick Schatzberg: The BoysRick Schatzberg and I began e-mailing about today’s post back in July–he had recently graduated from the University of Hartford with an MFA and had a new project, The Boys, about friendship, memory, loss, and the inner narrations we carry through the years. I had just seen the movie, Three Identical Strangers, and his project hit