Gallery: A love letter to the planet

Luca:

Amazing pictures from a great photographer.

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:

Ask photojournalists to name a peer they admire, and Sebastião Salgado’s name is sure to crop up. The Brazilian is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place. As he describes in the talk he gave at TED2013, his attention to detail and his personal attachment to his subjects caused health problems that nearly killed him.

Thankfully, he didn’t give up. His most recent project is Genesis, which he describes as “my love letter to the planet” and for which he spent eight years traveling the world to photograph humans, animals and nature in their native glory. (To read more details about Salgado’s process, see this rather lovely Q&A with TED photographer Ryan Lash.) The resulting black-and-white images include the astonishing shot, above, of a Southern right whale, which he photographed in…

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Improving the readability of articles – version 25 is out

Luca:

Feedly is my preferred RSS reader and it is improving and improving.

Originally posted on Building Feedly:

We just pushed out an update which improves the readability of articles by combining a new grid and a new set of fonts. Here is a screenshot:

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We added preference knobs to empower you to change the font family and font sizes to your liking:

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Happy eyes! Happy reading!

/Edwin and Arthur

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Ebola and our society

Fear isn’t only a function of risk; it’s a function of isolation. We live in a society almost perfectly suited for contagions of hysteria and overreaction.

In the first place, we’re living in a segmented society. Over the past few decades we’ve seen a pervasive increase in the gaps between different social classes. People are much less likely to marry across social class, or to join a club and befriend people across social class.

Good editorial by New York Times