Erin Espelie | 9 min | USA | 2012
Our imagination is equally confounded, said the 18th-century Swiss naturalist Charles Bonnet (best known for his work on visual hallucinations), by the infinitely great as by the infinitely small. Confounding, too, can be the instruments and empirical mechanisms we have to gauge the immensity, particularly their seemingly insurmountable limitations.—E.E.
Erin Espelie, Filmmaker
Erin Espelle is a filmmaker, writer, and editor, specializing in representations of science and nature. Her poetic, nonfiction films have screened at the New York Film Festival, the British Film Institute, Full Frame Documentary Festival, and elsewhere. She has taught environmental film courses at the University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University. She continues to serve as executive editor of Natural History magazine, where she’s written a monthly column since 2002.