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“I am a…”

"I am a..." by animation director Andy Martin, who we've enjoyed before: You sit down to have your portrait painted, but who are you? What is the image you want to project? How will the artist manipulate it? Are yo...

PIXELS

PIXELS (2010), in which New York City is invaded by some old school 8-bit characters from an earlier generation of video games. Written and directed by Patrick Jean. In the archives: Wind Up Bots take over Buenos A...

Every Last Drop: How to Save Water

From Nice and Serious and the scroll-worthy storytelling of Every Last Drop, this UK-made primer is excellent for reminding everyone to save water, especially those of us who live in drought-affected areas...

Juan Fontanive‘s mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium

Revisiting Juan Fontanive's mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium. From the artist’s bio:  Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found...

SHAPE

Shape, a film about design and how it can change our experiences in the spaces that we live. “If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?R...

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jeremy Meek walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, taking one photo for every step or so. Step, snap, step, snap, step, snap. The Manhattan skyline grows larger in front of him, and people stroll,...

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW: 43 Cartoon Theme Songs

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW performs a medley of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs. Who doesn’t love watching music being performed as animated action happens all over the place? After yo...

How Do We Know How Old the Sun Is?

How Do We Know How Old the Sun Is? The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and animation studio Beakus join together to explain how Kepler and Newton’s laws help us figure out the weight of the ...

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...

Evolution of the Bicycle

"From the wooden horse to the modern racer," this is the Evolution of the Bicycle by Visual Artwork. Music: Flying Home by The Benny Goodman Sextet.

Greek Legacy: How the Ancient Greeks shaped modern mathematics

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid, Archimedes, and Hypatia of Alexandria – helped define the rule...

Mathematica: A World of Numbers… and Beyond

In 1961, an interactive exhibition called Mathematica: A World of Numbers… and Beyond inaugurated the new science wing at Los Angeles’ California Museum of Science and Industry. Spo...

The Beginning of Everything: The Big Bang

From the team at Kurzgesagt, let’s explore what we know about The Beginning of Everything — The Big Bang: Has the universe a beginning or was it here since forever? Well, evidence ...

Le Carnaval des Animaux

A few years ago, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France joined up with an entire book of animated creatures to perform the classic Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) b...

40 Years of Cellphone

This project, 40 Years of Cellphone by Amrit Pal Singh, gives a brief tech history lesson for anyone who can’t remember what phones were like before smartphones, starting with the DynaTAC...

Island by Vincent Broquaire

Island, an animation by Vincent Broquaire. Previously: Progress Bar. Watch more animation.

Le silence sous l’écorce (The Silence Beneath the Bark)

A tender fairy tale about discovery and growing up, this is The Silence Beneath the Bark, Le silence sous l’écorce (2010), by Joanna Lurie. Read more about the film here. 

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers, a 10 second adventure by Wayne Unten. Music by Dave Gottlieb. via Ice Cream Hater.