Halfway between a Drone and a Plane
What does it mean to look at things from another perspective?
If you’re photographer George Steinmetz, it means using a flying device he says is the “world’s slowest, lightest aircraft,” and more memorably describes it as a “flying lawn chair.”
In this video, Steinmetz talks about what he has seen across Africa from this flying machine, and shares stunning pictures that he has taken.
What would people see if they looked at your community from several hundred feet in the air? Would they learn something important about what is valued by you, your family, and the families of those around you?
Without leaving the ground, how might you gain a different perspective on the places you are each day?
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair by TED on YouTube (10:44)
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