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Matt W. Moore: Walls Are Dancing (2010)

From the Let’s Colour Project and street artist Matt W. Moore, this is Walls Are Dancing (2010). Follow it up with this behind the scenes video (with some subtitles) of how the murals and film were put together:...

The Oxymoron Maker: Cold ice cream inside a warm brioche

Cold ice cream inside a warm brioche: this treat is called an oxymoron, which is a word that means “ a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.” Sounds delicious, but what’s this gadget assembling itself in...

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.

TED Ed: The Moon Illusion

Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others ha...

Five More Minutes: An ode to daydreaming and play

Five more minutes, an animated short by Tom Yaniv.

Schoolhouse Rock! Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974)

Read, click, watch, learn, sing along! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974). 

Juan Fontanive’s mechanical flip books of hummingbirds

Artist Juan Fontanive's kinetic sculptures also happen to be beautifully illustrated, mechanical flip books. Above, Colibri, graphite and colored pencil on paper, stainless steel, delrin, motor, electronics. 20...

GE’s Six Second Science Fair, a compilation

DIY experiments and videos are two of our favorite things, so we were thrilled to hear about GE’s Six Second Science Fair. The week-long celebration resulted in over 600 submitted proje...

Geometrical Spaces

Layers of meticulously-cut paper build geometric, three-dimensional shapes in this video for Spain-based artist Elena Mir. At FastCoDesign, the artist describes the motivation for her work:  "I have always been p...

The Solar System — our home in space

Take a trip through The Solar System — our home in space in this animation by information designer Philipp Dettmer.

Magic Beard

Magic Beard by Minneapolis photographer Ben Garvin. Warning: If you have a beard in your house, you may be asked to pull crayons out if it after watching this.  via Colossal.

TED Ed: The ABCs of Gas

Using chalk drawings and familiar, hands-on examples, Brian Bennett and TED Ed explain gas properties in The ABCs of Gas – Avogadro’s Law, Boyle’s Law, and Charles’s Law, via explore-blog. T...

Mr. Special by Maggie Rogers

Mr. Special stands in the rain in this short by Maggie Rogers, Creative Director at Fred and Eric.

Smokey and The Little Boy (1960)

Via the AV Geeks collection, ERA Productions’ Smokey and The Little Boy (1960), an animated primer on what causes forest fires and how to prevent them.

Lusine – Two Dots

Released in 2009, Ghostly International and director Britta Johnson present Lusine's Two Dots.

Kagemono: The Shadow Folk

A story about perception, danger, and friendship, Kagemono: The Shadow Folk by CalArts grad Sabrina Cotugno.

Ceruza és radír (Pencil and Eraser) by Macskássy Gyula

A wonderful animated short by Hungary’s Macskássy Gyula in 1960, Ceruza és radír (Pencil and Eraser). File under: instant favorite. Watch more videos about drawing. via @ChriSobieniak.

Ray Harryhausen’s Mother Goose Stories (1946)

Mother Goose Stories was made in 1946 by pioneering stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen. Distributed to schools, it includes Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, The Queen of Hearts, and ...