David Griffin: Photography connects us with the world

Oricine are cateva fotografii extraordinare dar ca fotojurnalist trebuie sa iti iasa fotografii extraordinare in fiecare zi!

David Griffin despre cum fotografiile ne conecteaza cu lumea. Un discurs remarcabil, pe care cei care au fotografia ca hobby il vor iubi. Cand vorbeste David Griffin, directorul foto de la National Geografic TREBUIE sa ciulesti urechile si sa asculti! Sunt sigur ca nu vorbeste gura fara el!

Habits of happiness

Poate nu constientizam dar ca indivizi alergam dupa fericire. Din lista de discutii TED:

After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk — and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves.

His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, including The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. At the same time, he also makes sensitive and jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographs of his beloved Tibet and the spiritual hermitage where he lives and works on humanitarian projects.

His latest book on happiness is Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill; his latest book of photographs is Tibet: An Inner Journey.

“Matthieu Ricard, French translator and right-hand man for the Dalai Lama, has been the subject of intensive clinical tests at the University of Wisconsin, as a result of which he is frequently described as the happiest man in the world.”Robert Chalmers, The Independent

Ciorile, destepte!

Probabil unii nu stiu ca pasarile astea sunt fucking clever! Here it goes!

Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he’s come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human.