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George Steinmetz

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AirVuz After Hours: George Steinmetz

AirVuz

National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz has been taking aerial photos since long before drones were a thing. Steinmetz began his aerial photography career by using a paraglider and a camera. Fast forward 20 years later and Steinmetz has now embraced the new technology of drones. Hear how Steinmetz's eye for aerial photos has changed with a drone, how drones are helping him tell the story about the world's food supply, an update on his drone that was confiscated by New York City police and much more on this episode of "AirVuz After Hours."

31mins

30 Jul 2020

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#8: Feeding the World – with Aerial Photographer George Steinmetz

Unfolding Maps

Known as 'the flying photographer', George Steinmetz is the natural world’s leading aerial artist, being famous for his trademark low altitude aerial photography, a special technique that he has invented and perfected. He has done much of his work with a foot-launched motorized paraglider, which he pilots while taking pictures, as well as using drones to document climate change and the global food supply.His exploration and science photography has been featured in more than 40 National Geographic photo essays, The New York Times, Smithsonian, TIME, The New Yorker and many others, and in 2008, he was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. His numerous awards for photography include three prizes from World Press Photo.Most currently, he has published a book titled “The Human Planet”, a sweeping visual chronicle of the Earth today, considering issues such as climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the ever-expanding human footprint.https://georgesteinmetz.com/https://www.instagram.com/geosteinmetz/You want to support Unfolding Maps? Then please leave a review and rating in the Apple Podcast App HERE. That way you can help our show to be found by other travelers. Thanks a lot! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

31 May 2020

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The Big Picture w/ George Steinmetz- World-Renowned Photographer

In A Turn Of Events

George Steinmetz is an American photographer with work featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, The Smithsonian, and The New York Times Magazine. Also a 4-time author, he is well-known for his aerial work including global projects featuring image and journalism collections over decade long spans. (African Air, New York Air, Empty Quarter: A Photographic Journey to the Heart of the Arabian Desert) After graduating from Stanford, he left a career in Geophysics to hitchhike the African continent for 18 months, where he fell in love with photography. We discuss some of the sticky situations he has gotten into along the way, how seeing the world from an aerial perspective has changed how he thinks and lives today, what it's like to prepare and navigate mutli-year assignments for National Geographic. His new book, just released on Earth Day, The Human Planet: Earth at The Dawn of the Anthropocene is a stunning photographic novel of how the hand of humanity has impacted our climate, ecosystem, and environment. 

28mins

3 May 2020

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Interview with photographer George Steinmetz

AirVuz

National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz, known around the world for his decades of work in aerial photography, had a run-in with New York City police earlier this week while using his drone to take pictures for CBS News. Steinmetz was attempting to document New York’s Hart Island, which has a long history as a mass burial site. In this instance, Steinmetz’s plan was to get aerial photos of coffins of COVID-19 patients, which he posted to his popular Instagram account.Steinmetz talked to AirVuz this week to share his experience.

13mins

17 Apr 2020

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Landshut Lectures - George Steinmetz II - Concept Quake ("Begriffsbeben"):

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From the History of Science to the Historical Sociology of Social Science(in englischer Sprache)Die Vorlesung versucht sich in einer historischen Soziologie der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, zeichnet also nach, wie und mit welchen methodischen Instrumenten in den vergangenen zwei Jahrhunderten die Geschichte der Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften geschrieben wurde und was daraus für das Selbstverständnis gerade der Sozialwissenschaften zu lernen ist.SIEGFRIED LANDSHUT PREISTRÄGER 2019: George Steinmetz ist Charles-Tilly Professor an der University of Michigan. Er ist einer der führenden Vertreter einer postkolonial orientierten Soziologiegeschichtsschreibung und einer der wenigen Autoren, die sich intensiv mit dem (deutschen) Kolonialismus aus einer dezidiert soziologischen Perspektive auseinandergesetzt haben, wie sein 2007 erschienenes Buch The Devil’s Handwriting. Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Quingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa eindrucksvoll zeigt.

1hr 13mins

17 Feb 2020

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Landshut Lectures - George Steinmetz I - Soziologie und Kolonialismus

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Die Beziehung zwischen Wissen und PolitikPREISVERLEIHUNG UND VORTRAG an und von George SteinmetzBegrüßungProf. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung) & Prof. Dr. Jan Philipp Reemtsma (Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und KulturGrußwortSenator Dr. Carsten Brosda, Behörde für Kultur und Medien der Freien und Hansestadt HamburgLaudatioProf. Dr. Teresa Koloma Beck, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung/Universität der Bundeswehr MünchenDie Soziologie hat für sich immer beansprucht, universelles Wissen zu produzieren. Übersehen wurde dabei geflissentlich, wie sehr dieses Wissen vom jeweiligen Entstehungskontext geprägt war, mithin von kolonialen Kontexten, insofern die Institutionalisierung der Sozialwissenschaften eben gerade in der Zeit des Hochimperialismus erfolgt ist. Wie die Vorlesung zeigt, hatte dies dann auch massive Auswirkungen auf die politischen Verwendungsweisen eben dieses Wissens.SIEGFRIED LANDSHUT PREISTRÄGER 2019: George Steinmetz ist Charles-Tilly Professor an der University of Michigan. Er ist einer der führenden Vertreter einer postkolonial orientierten Soziologiegeschichtsschreibung und einer der wenigen Autoren, die sich intensiv mit dem (deutschen) Kolonialismus aus einer dezidiert soziologischen Perspektive auseinandergesetzt haben, wie sein 2007 erschienenes Buch The Devil’s Handwriting. Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Quingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa eindrucksvoll zeigt.

1hr 32mins

6 Feb 2020

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George Steinmetz Turned His Love of Adventure into a Career!

Speaking of Travel®

George Steinmetz loves to travel and has a restless curiosity for the unknown like remote deserts, hidden cultures and the mysteries of science and technology. He's a contributor for National Geographic and a TEDX speaker. George talks about his journey from his early years of knowing he wanted something more from life and leaving college, to hitchhiking through Africa with a borrowed camera, to developing a career where he can create projects that feed his passions. His latest passion is exploring how industrialized agriculture will meet the growing demand of food production. Join us for this impactful, inspiring and fun conversation! georgesteinmetz.com

45mins

12 Feb 2018