[There is an up-dated version of this article called Beauty Beyond Our Perception.]
Have you ever stopped to think about the beauty of the world we can’t see? Maybe you’ve been shown a photo like this next one, and asked to guess what it was?
The photo is a stunning, close-up image of a butterfly egg, captured by the artist Louis Schwartzberg who has thrown new light on the microscopic world around us. The wonder and beauty of the smallest, imperceptible things around us is something to celebrate for every one of us, no matter your place on the planet. All around you – from your skin’s surface, to the microbes in a cup of water from a puddle – natures designs are mind-boggling.
Today’s video-share is from TED.com. If TED.com is new to you, check out our page with our favorites from TED.com.
Here’s what TED.com has to say about Louis Schwartzberg’ work…
To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature. Louie Schwartzberg is a cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.
Let’s take a look at this wonder:
Schwartzberg is the founder of an enterprise called Moving Art, formed in an effort to use various contemporary media platforms to inspire. He’s done Imax films, DVD’s, and television. It’s been said that, “His art is about breaking barriers, connecting with audiences, and telling stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people and places.”
“I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts. Beauty is nature’s tool for survival – you protect what you love. If I can move enough people on an emotional level, I hope we can achieve the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.”
I’m not sure I could say it any better.
His sentiments stand in perfect alignment with the reason I founded this website, EverWideningCircles.com. Despite what the relentless 24-hour news cycle tells us, this is still a thoroughly amazing world.
If you have some trouble believing that lately, scroll down our homepage. There you will find the start of a journey into possibility. We’ve published over 800 carefully fact-checked articles now (this update is August 2016) that will put a spring in your step.
Turns out there are countless people, almost completely uncelebrated, doing the most remarkable things in science, sports, art, technology, music, etc., and you will find those stories here every day.
I founded this website because I wanted a place with no agenda and no obnoxious advertising, to simply learn about the things in our world worth celebrating. My daughter and I welcome you to our growing community of nice people from 190 countries all sharing worth celebrating. Join us if you sense there is a better world out there than the one you are hearing about in the mainstream media.
We have people who refer to our website as the nicest place on the web. We’ll take that moniker and hope you also find it to be the smartest and most hopeful!
My daughter and I welcome you to our growing community of nice people from 190 countries. We are just average people who started a movement that seems to touch a common chord in most. (You can read our story and our bios if you are curious.)
Join us if you sense there is a better world out there than the one you are hearing about in the mainstream media.
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