I was honored to be invited to speak at this year's annual TED conference in Vancouver. My talk was about what inspired the "Locked Down Looking Up" series and what I learned from observing the movements of bats, bees, birds, dragonflies and other creatures of the air.
In the words of the poet and naturalist Jarod K. Anderson, "Bats can hear shapes. Plants can eat light. Bees can dance maps. We can hold all these ideas at once and feel both heavy and weightless with the absurd beauty of it all."
TED Talk videos are posted throughout the year or so following the conference, a few at a time, and I don't know when mine will be available to watch, but I'll update this page when I do. In the meantime, below are a few of my favorite animated sequences from the talk, showing how movements are transformed into composite photos and how each of those little dots is a bee, bat, dragonfly, or bird.