new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


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yesterday i had to teach till 10pm. when i finally got home, i still wanted to busy myself with photography but had done no shooting all day, so i started digging deep into my archive of RAWs -- and thankfully i'm an image packrat and almost never delete a capture.

that was a painful experience -- how awful the images are! i started shooting regularly in china, but not only did i know next to nothing, i had no idea what i didn't know. i'm thankful that i started, and i can see i've improved, so i guess i shouldn't feel so bad, but really, so few frames are salvageable!

then this morning, i saw a wonderful video by lisa greenfield, called the future of the brain, that immediately flew and embedded itself into my blog, all about the mind, the brain and how its structure defines us. i knew most of this information already, but the video presented things in a comprehensive manner and i enjoyed it thoroughly. together with the improvement of my skills that i perceived last night, it gave me a very deep insight into the nature of our existence, the plasticity of minds, and why we should substitute anger with compassion for others who don't think like we do.

the structure of beijing's bird nest kind of reminded me of interconnections, thus the title from the corresponding word in greek.

i've geotagged this on flickr.

©2010 helen sotiriadis


  1. she did convey some interesting perceptions,she has a captivating way about her...interesting stuff,H~

  2. thirdphotoreceptor24/9/10 17:47

    I have a less favourable opinion of Susan Greenfield, I'm afraid. She once gave a talk to open a conference that my department was holding and I was dumbfounded by how dishonest she was in the way she presented findings, but almost every time I hear her speak in the media, she's delivering warnings about this or that thing that kids are doing these days: popular music is bad and classical music is good (appallingly flimsy evidence of this), computer games and the internet are bad, and so on. Drugs are bad (fair enough), but she failed to mention the wine served in the foyer. It's very selective and the her selections line up suspiciously with a particular ideological viewpoint. I've got to say, I'm not a fan, and I'm quite pleased that the Royal Institution sacked her.

  3. hmmm...

    i suspected as much when she repeatedly said she wasn't saying whether this or that was good or bad. but in this particular video, she avoids making judgments.