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Blue morpho butterflies emerge from their chrysalises

From the Natural History Museum in London, watch as these blue morpho butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in the Sensational Butterflies exhibition's beautifully organized chrysalis hatchery. From Time Out: ...

The Reinvention of Normal: Dominic Wilcox’s quest for new ideas

This mini-documentary showcases the quest for new ideas by Hackney-based artist, inventor, and designer Dominic Wilcox, who remixes the familiar world into a more whimsical and wondrous one with objects that he create...

TateShots: Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room

Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room is one of the more visually memorable collaborative museum projects in recent memory. Within it, children are invited to cover the white surfaces with dot stickers -- from the walls, t...

Florentijn Hofman’s HippopoThames

Hippopotamuses used to live and swim in the River Thames, and thanks to HippopoThames, a floating, wooden hippo sculpture by renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, that fact is becoming better known. "HippopoThames"...

A circus in an abandoned Victorian Sail factory

An abandoned Victorian Sail factory becomes the stage for London’s Circulus, a circus company that mixes traditional and modern performing arts in found and forgotten spaces around th...

City workers paint letters on a London road

Recorded early in the morning by London designer Tom Williams, watch these skilled city workers paint letters on the road with only chalk marks and a straight-edge to guide them. File under:...

Tiny Worlds: Cleaning London’s Streets

What happens to the litter and rubbish on London’s streets when no one’s looking? How does it all get cleaned up? The CG team at Rushes has a few ideas in their Tiny Worlds animated...

Dinosaur exhibitions: The facts and fiction over 160 years

Travel a span of 160 years, from the world’s first dinosaur exhibition, based on the scientific findings of 1854, to a multi-million dollar exhibition that aims to be the most scientificall...

Ralliers: Table tennis in London’s public spaces

Hang out in London’s public spaces where urban table tennis is growing in popularity and helping to bring people together in a spontaneous way. Kauri Multimedia and the International Tab...

HeadSqueeze: Why Do Hot Things Glow?

Why Do Hot Things Glow? HeadSqueeze's Greg Foot answers the question with a bit of animated help. There are more atoms and a diverse set of vibration videos in the archives.  Thanks, John Oxton-King.

Ellie Davies Makes Biscuits

Artisan biscuit maker Ellie Davies is featured in this short by Two Friends. After just a glimpse of a few of her incredible illustrated gingerbread cookies, you’ll understand why. via Those Who Make.

Incredible color footage of London in 1927

Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927. Filmed by Claude Frisse-Greene, a British filmmaker who was the son of inventor and cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene, it sho...

How do filmmakers get such amazing footage of birds flying?

If you’ve ever seen a clip from the BBC’s Earthflight, you’ve probably wondered how filmmakers get such amazing footage of flying from the birds’ perspectives. This is an example of just one of...

Freeez – I.O.U.

"I.O.U.” by British dance music group Freeez is a) great for remembering vowels, b) a video time capsule of what was what in 1983, c) sung often in our house or d) all of the above. Bonus: some seri...

Up close with a Stag Beetle, a Long-horned Beetle and a Tube Web Spider

Stuart Hind, Identification and Advisory Service Manager at the Natural History Museum in London, spends his days identifying the bugs that people bring in to the museum. Jars, match boxes, s...

BBC Proms 2012: Handel

What’s better than watching an orchestra and its conductor — and all of those instruments! — up close? From the BBC Proms 2012:   Hervé Niquet leads Le Concert Spirituel in the Prélude from Hande...

Flying over London at night

A slow fly-over of London at (what looks like) dawn by aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. After you’ve watched it once, watch it again and see if you can spot which shots are running backward...

The Phonotrope (formerly the Phonographantasmascope)

This video (which picks up at about 40 seconds) is by the fascinating Jim Le Fevre,” a BAFTA and British Animation Award winning free-lance film maker mostly working in animation” who experiments with (wha...

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