Sunflowers have always been my favorite flower and now I know why: They turn to each other for help. Image: My backyard sunflower patch at its midsummer height (I gave up on growing vegetables this year and reaped a crop of beauty instead).
beauty and wonder
Jacqueline von Edelberg created a striking installation on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, March 25. Each strip of cloth represents one child killed by a gun in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, 13,000 in all. The installation served as a backdrop for a rally commemorating the one year […]
Ashley Eakin, a filmmaker, is being brave and showing her real self online. She does it on behalf of the kids who share her rare condition so they can see themselves, in her image — a beautiful example of how the internet can be a bridge to hope and inclusion. Watch: When she mentions in […]
I have found that we can anticipate the future by paying attention to artists. Like hackers, artists bend tools until they break and ask, “Why CAN’T I do that?” They push the edges of any field they find themselves in. Autodesk, which makes software for people who make things, created the Pier 9 Residency Program to […]
On February 21, Larry Chu, MD, announced that Stanford Medicine X would take a hiatus. He shared the following story: Eight years ago, I posted a tweet announcing my intention to launch my first conference at Stanford. I received a variety of responses, but the one that remains the most poignant is the one I received from […]
I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Julia M. Brennan, in response to Textiles are technology (2015): The intersection of woven dyed hand made textiles and fast evolving technologies (high tech fabric production as well as IT communications) today is a […]