Author: Michael Galinsky

When I fly I try to get a window seat because I love to shoot photos from the plane. I particularly appreciate it in the winter because I like to make abstractions from the landscapes. I shot these on the way to the Big Sky Docunentary Film Festival in Montana. I updated it to add new ones from a trip...

I'm on a plane right now, headed out to The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. A lot of people hate flying. I don't love being stuck on a plane, but I tend to get a lot done while flying - catching up on books or writing. Today I re-read Steve Ozanich's follow-up to "The...

Yesterday I was in New York to shoot a quick interview with Dr. Mindy Fullilove, author of "Root Shock." I first met Mindy when I filmed her meeting with Brooklyn community members who were fighting to save their homes in our 2012 documentary Battle for Brooklyn. Mindy's area of study focuses on the long-term health effects on people displaced via...

George Orwell was working with profound insight when he envisioned the “two minute hate” in his novel “1984”. When we are enraged, our ability to reason goes out the window; rage leads to blindness. It is hypnotizing and intoxicating; enraged people are much more susceptible to the power of suggestion, and more easily controlled. The more...

George Orwell was working with profound insight when he envisioned the “two minute hate” in his novel “1984”. When we are enraged, our ability to reason goes out the window; rage leads to blindness. It is hypnotizing and intoxicating; enraged people are much more susceptible to the power of suggestion, and more easily controlled. The more...

When you see, or hear, the word "science," what do you think of? Do you picture pristine labs with gleaming black counters, bright lights, powerful microscopes and workers in white coats? Does the word give you more of a feeling than an image? Does it make you think of the concept of discovery, knowledge, or of truth? When we think...