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, 16 Nov 2018 15:48:39 +0000How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis | Alexander BelcrediViruses have a bad reputation -- but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly precision, and shows how these once-forgotten organisms could provide new hope against the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:51:38 +0000A librarian's case against overdue book fines | Dawn WacekLibraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there's one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don't actually do what we think they do. What if your library just ... stopped asking for them altogether?
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:56:26 +0000Is civility a sham? | Teresa BejanWhat exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for "mere civility": the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with others without destroying the possibility of a common life tomorrow. (This talk contains mature language.)
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.
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:00:49 +0000Fran Antmann: Maya Healers – A Thousand DreamsMaya Healers: A Thousand Dreams explores the ancient healing practices of the Maya people of Guatemala. Over the course of a decade, photographer and writer Fran Antmann gained the trust of families and native healers in mountain villages surrounding Lake Atitlan. She was allowed to visit sacred places and witnessed a tradition in which healers are