Good Work

A collection of things that are lately inspiring and guiding my own projects.


The Ancient Art Archive. This project, created by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, seeks to document and protect some of the world's oldest art. Steve's one of my closet pals and collaborators, and he's doing some amazing things with mapping and 3-d visualizations of ancient art and the spaces where it's found. Check it out here.




Blurbing a book I believe in: The Songs of Trees by David Haskell. 

"Haskell re-roots us in life’s grand creative struggle and encourages us to turn away from empty individuality."




I've been working on a film lately about the search for life in our solar system, and during my research I came across these wonderful posters commissioned by NASA and the JPL. They're a beautiful throwback to a grand era of graphic arts and travel. Just got a few signed by NASA scientists, for hanging on my son's bedroom wall...


A little backstory here about the posters.



"The story of the negro in America is the story of America, and it is not a pretty story."

But it is a beautiful documentary. What a mind.



This series of podcasts from the Imperial War Museums, Voices of the First World War, is outstanding. Using archival interviews with those who fought in and lived through it, the creators bring the century-old conflict back within reach. 




The TSA on Instagram. Because the shit people bring on planes is just



This translation, by Seamus Heaney, resurrects the ancient story. 



A wonderful, painful exploration of boyhood.


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