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screen capture from The Truth About Algorithms

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 152

“A much more accurate depiction of an algorithm is that it’s an opinion embedded in math.” —mathematician Cathy O’Neill (video)…

screen capture from Sky Migrations

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 151

You’re lucky if you’re as stoked about anything as Charles Post is about migrating raptors (video): “There’s a deeper reason,…

screen capture from Switzerland in Miniature

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 150

Three minutes of Swiss scenery, but in miniature: (video) Behold Otis, the champion of Katmai National Park’s 2018 Fat Bear…

screen capture from "Happy Animals" film

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 149

“You look at them, and you’re like, ‘What even is that? That’s the most ridiculous animal I’ve ever seen in…

screen capture from NPR Invisibilia - The Power of Expectations

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 148

Three minutes on how expectations affect your life (video): A young woman’s journey of self-discovery … to discover that she…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 146

This animation just feels good (video) 24 photos of sinkholes “He never forgot that it was entirely possible that people…

screenshot from the film Ancient Scotland

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 144

Here’s 3 minutes of incredible scenery in Scotland to brighten your day (video) Do you have “slowness rage”? Prepare your…

screen capture from CATS! A Travel Music Video

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 141

You don’t have to love cats or off-key singing to love this film (video): Yes, animals do use wildlife crossings…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 138

Where do hallucinations come from? (video) A collection of classic New York Times essays about surfing. “Unlikely Hikers is an…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 137

Exactly two minutes of sights and sounds of New York, brilliantly edited (video) If this set of Daniel Kibblesmith’s Twitter…

Friday Inspiration Vol 135

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 135

“Dogs, in general, are so resilient. They’re so much braver than we are. They take hell with such class.” —Lya…

Friday Inspiration Vol 131

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 131

“I’ve never done anything that has that kind of resonance or effect. Things become iconic for reasons you don’t know.…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 130

You’ll probably never see a more inspiring trip report from a toddler than this one, thanks to our talented friends…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 129

Holy shit, that’s how you work a video camera—and chase thunderstorms for a whole month of your summer (video): “There…

Friday Inspiration Vol 125

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 125

The Hanging won the Charlie Fowler Award for best climbing film at Mountainfilm last year, and it’s finally online (video):…

friday inspiration vol 124

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 124

Blue Ridge Outdoors profiles Forest and Canyon Woodward as they run their first 50-mile race (video): Do yourself a favor…

Friday Inspiration Vol 123

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 123

If you’re not familiar with Chip Thomas’s work, here’s your chance (video): (Thanks, Chris) Does Having A Day Job Mean…

friday inspiration vol 122

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 122

Shit yeah, solar system: (video) “Last year, a Miami newspaperman asked what he planned on doing after baseball. ‘I think…

Friday Inspiration Vol 121

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 121

Well, here’s a nifty-as-hell three minutes of Grand Canyon timelapses (video) “The Big Lebowski came out in the days before…

Friday Inspiration vol 120

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 120

“If you’re lucky, the mountains are a forgiving teacher and you learn from your experiences. Art’s the same way—I only…

Friday Inspiration Vol 119

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 119

A super-fun cycling film from Brian Vernor about a 192-mile ride through the California desert (video): Chris Read created a…

Friday Inspiration Vol 118

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 118

Maybe you wouldn’t call Ben Page’s bike trip “fun,” but you might agree with some of the people who thought…

friday inspiration vol 117

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 117

Go to this powder happy place for three minutes: (video) “When you have more information, requests and emails than you…

friday inspiration vol 116

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 116

Nas + the National Symphony Orchestra performing Illmatic (video): “We see creation as magic when, in fact, it’s about work.”…

friday inspiration vol 113

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 113

Clean your computer screen and watch these amazing overhead visuals of earth (including some mine tailings ponds and neighborhoods) shot…

friday inspiration vol 111

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 111

Steve Ramras’s New Year’s tradition is more fun than yours (video): “Whereas some cyclists are in a constant state of…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 110

I was recently on the jury for the Nanshan International Mountain Film Festival, and we awarded the grand prize to…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 109

Oh, the joy of being right. Kind of. (video) A very different, well-told, story about Mt. Everest: bringing two bodies…

Friday Inspiration Vol 108

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 108

I think you might find this film entertaining and/or funny and/or strangely aesthetic, but don’t hate me if you think…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 106

If only morning commute traffic could flow as well as starling murmurations (video): If you need an artistic license for…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 105

Here’s a wonderfully original music video/visual documentary of Coney Island: (video) I am neither going through menopause nor a Gen-Xer…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 104

This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking using Google Chat transcripts from 2007. (video) Brody Leven and I will be…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 103

“If you’re not taking risks, then you’re not living life. Risk doesn’t have to be this totally dangerous thing, though,…