Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Star Trek turns 50, hospitals of the future, art collaborations and more in our look at the web

1. Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV show is celebrating its 50th birthday, and NPR explores how the show was “much more than a five-year mission.” From an episode showing the absurdity …

Photographs of Rarely Seen Amish Communities

Since photography isn’t always welcome in Amish communities, photojournalist Michael Hanson’s series wasn’t easy to create, but his curiosity and the challenge it presented motivated him. First, Hanson attended the predominantly Amish Mount Hope Horse Auction in Ohio—where farming equipment and animals are sold. He then traveled to Unity, Maine where he met a man who had denounced the religion. The man was shunned by …