Jacques Cousteau, the world famous oceanographer and undersea explorer who invented the Aqua-Lung, dared to go where no one had gone before.
He followed his passion to both protect and better understand our world’s oceans and the creatures that inhabited them. Cousteau was 65 at the time of this recording but he was still diving and hungry for more exploration and adventure. Here’s his story.
Starting February 22nd, Carrie Anne Philbin will be hosting Crash Course Computer Science!(video)
Computers fill a crucial role in the function of our society, and it’s our hope that over the course of this series you will gain a better understanding of how far computers have taken us and how far they may carry us into the future.
What is white? What is any color? Philadelphia-based abstract painter Odili Donald Odita talks with us about his work and offers us an assignment about color. Your specific instructions:
1. Find a white object and place it next to another white object. Compare how the two colors change.
2. Describe the difference in color
3. Change the lighting and take not of how the colors change
4. Name the colors in the new lighting
5. Share your findings in whatever way you see fit, using #theartassignment
- David Batchelor, Chromophobia (2000)
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (2015)
- Josef Albers, Interaction of Color (1963)
Photo of the Day: Bald Eagle Checking Its Catch
Photographer caption: During a recent trip to the East Coast, three photographers told me about a place along the Susquehanna River in Maryland that I had to stop at to photograph bald eagles. I figured that if that many people told me about the location it must be worth a stop. Since it was only a couple of hours from where I was staying and it could be on the route back to Colorado, I decided to head there on my way home. I wasn’t disappointed. I spent the full day along the bank of the river photographing hundreds of bald eagles as they dove for fish coming up from the waters churned by the dam. This bald eagle, after catching its meal, readjusted the fish in its talons and then did one last check to verify his catch was secure before taking off to a nearby perch to eat the meal.
Photo by Dawn Wilson (Arvada, Colorado, USA); Darlington, Maryland, USA
This photo is a submission from our 14th Annual Photo Contest. We’ll be announcing our finalists in the coming weeks!