The Diatomist

“Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth.”

I remember studying diatoms at university. They’re pretty fascinating things, and the different types of diatoms taken from, say, lake sediment can give an indicator as to what was happening to the land over time. They’re also rather pretty.


We The Economy

We the Economy┬áis a pretty interesting concept. It’s a series of 20 short videos, and spells out difficult economic ideas and theories in very basic terms. They kind of reminds me of my old A-Level Economics course, in their elegant simplicity, but they’re certainly filmed very well.


Welcome to Union Glacier

This is genuinely fascinating: “Union Glacier is located in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica. This is a documentary about a small team of people who live and work on the glacier during the Antarctic summer.”