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Ricky Syers and his handmade marionette of Doris Diether

Meet longtime Greenwich Village resident, painter, actress, and housing rights activist Doris Diether, and street performer, artist, and puppeteer Ricky Syers. Syers makes marionettes that are the spitting image of pe...

Cookie Monster’s food-related “showerthoughts” at the museum

What was the best thing before sliced bread? Cookie Monster considers some food-related "showerthoughts" -- those random, seemingly-profound thoughts, ideas, or questions that you might have while taking a shower, day...

Animated Life: Pangea – The story of Alfred Wegener

Sometimes scientists spend their time riding in a hot air balloon, driving a dog sled, hunting seals, traveling on Greenland ice masses, flying box kites in the cold arctic evenings, and thinking about jigsaw puzzles ...

SciFri: The gigantic dinosaur puppets of Walking With Dinosaurs

Go behind-the-scenes of Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, based on the BBC television series, with Science Friday as they explore the wide variety of high-tech ways that these 20 gigantic dinosaur puppets...

Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible

"Everything that you can actually see with your eye is just the smallest sliver of life on this Earth. Most of life is invisible..." And so begins the exquisite paper-puppetry of Seeing the Invisible, a video by F...

Circuit Playground: F is for Frequency

Who better than a talking oscilloscope to explain what frequency is and why it's so important for radio and sound waves! Come learn with ADABOT in this episode of Circuit Playground: F is for Frequency.

Circuit Playground: D is for Diode

D is for Diode! Protector of circuits and the D in LEDs, learn how diodes work in this episode of Circuit Playground, featuring engineer Amanda “W0z” Wozniak and ADABOT.

Circuit Playground: C is for Capacitor

C is for Capacitor! It's episode three of Circuit Playground with MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried, along with her robot friend ADABOT and special guest Cappy. Learn how capacitors of all shapes and sizes...

Kermit the Frog – The Rainbow Connection

Kermit the Frog sings The Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie. It was nominated for Best Song at the 1979 Academy Awards. There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson maki...

War Horse and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From BBC One, the National Theatre’s life-like War Horse puppet takes part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We’ve seen this life-sized animal puppet and its handlers, the H...

Science Friday: The Dark Art of Shadow Puppetry

Storytelling, shadows, and 3D viewing come together in this Science Friday report, Dark Art. Biology grad student Tom McDonagh tells of the first balloon trip across the English Channel in 1785, and how he and other p...

Circuit Playground: B is for Battery

We love this made-for-kids series of videos, Circuit Playground, by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the pink hair) and her robot friend ADABOT. For this excellent DIY project — and to find out...

Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2013, director and animator Akiko McQuerrey created a Papa Cloudy stop-motion music video: Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant. Overfishing—catching fish faster than t...

Circuit Playground: A is for Ampere

This made-for-kids video, Circuit Playground “A is for Ampere” – Episode 1, isn’t your everyday made-for-kids video. DIY electronics shop Adafruit, led by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the ...

Sarruga: Giant Insects in Chicago

The spectacular Catalan street theater company, Sarruga, transforms the Millennium Park in Chicago into a fantasy world, bringing their giant ants, spiders and praying mantises to interact with the public in a...

Collosse – A Wood Tale

Collosse – A Wood Tale, directed by Yves Geleyn: a short film about the meeting of a robot marionette and a little bird. via UFunk.net.

Señor Wences on the Ed Sullivan Show (1966)

Señor Wences (Wenseslio Moreno) on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. Wences was known for his speed, skill, and grace as a ventriloquist. His stable of characters included Johnny, a childlike face drawn on Wences̵...

The Fine Art of Folding Air: Balloon Sculpture Airigami

The Fine Art of Folding Air is a short piece by filmmaker Catherine Stratton that introduces the balloon sculpture work of Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. Their company, Airigami, specializes in making ballo...

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