In recent weeks I’ve posted two separate stories regarding the topic of how we are locked into a certain perspective by our human-based perception of events in time, and thus ‘blind’ to many other aspects of reality (see ‘Life Too Slow to See‘ and ‘The Language of the Birds‘). So when I came across the TED Talk below earlier this week, I thought it provided a beautiful summation of those thoughts (and extension, moving beyond just our limited perception in time, but also in space).
In ‘Hidden Miracles of the Unseen World’, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg gives us a glimpse of the things we are missing:
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. 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.