For National Geographic Channel filmmaker *Bryan Smith*, extreme is “whatever is scary for you,” and in extreme filmmaking, the cameraman joins the athlete in testing the limits. Meet this dynamic filmmaker, adventurer, and conservationist for an evening of incredible stories and intense footage shot in stunning locations.
These are some of the most beautiful photos I’ve seen that document the human consequences of climate change. Step onto the Tibetan Plateau with photojournalist Sean Gallagher, and watch the video below: Meltdown: Photographing Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau from Sean Gallagher on Vimeo.
Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
In 2006, then-graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya abandoned the computer in favor of paper art. It always held a special fascination for her, and she now draws with paper instead of on it. The artist’s unique images are no doubt eye-catching; she utilizes the relatively simple technique of quilling to carefully cut and bend the material into lush, vibrant 3D designs. Brodskaya’s illustrations have graced the advertising campaigns of companies like Target, Sephora, and Starbucks, but she’s also created a series of portraits that celebrate her love of the craft. These heavily-detailed works are colorful representations of people and fantastic characters. Using bended paper strips, she forms patterns that translate into the wrinkles on someone’s skin or the folds in their sweater. Brodskaya also uses paper as a way to show emotion and the passing of time. In an especially poignant piece, we see an older woman wearing a scarf around her head. The image features a black background, and the…
Parli Italiano? ¿Hablas Español? Can you speak more than one language? No matter how old you are, it’s not too late to learn. In fact, new research finally shows that learning a second (or third) language as an adult can help slow brain decline.