Category Archives: Video

In the first instalment of a new series about space exploration, web education channel Kurzgesagt explains how we could easily colonise the moon within 10 years, assuming we could afford to do such a thing.

Previously: Plastic, People

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How the LOL of the 1830s became America’s, and subsequently the world’s favourite abbreviation. To wit:

Young Boston intellectuals in the early 1800s used a humorous code of abbreviated phrases, like “KC,” or “knuff ced”; “KY,” “know yuse”; and “OW,” “oll wright.” And while most of them eventually fell out of fashion, one abbreviation persisted: “OK,” or “oll korrect.

MORE: Why We Say OK (Vox)

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An impressive construction by block geek Shadow Elenter, to wit: 

A LEGO technic bomb squad robot built with six S Bricks, 19 motors, a laser, lights and an electromagnet.

Previously: And Get Over It

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‘Softbody Tetris’ – an ongoing Cinema 4D project by C4D4U.

Who else suddenly wants to eat jelly straight from the packet?

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An award-winning Animal Farm style sociopolitical allegory by Greek animator Nassos Vakalis inspired by the economic crisis in southern Europe but, more especially, Greece.

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The geometric cakes of pastry chef (and former architect) Dinara Kasko. Digitally designed with modelling software, formed inside 3D printed silicone moulds and shipped worldwide.

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Every one of Owen Wilson’s trademark interjections from Bottle Rocket to Father Figures compiled by Owenergy. In chronological order.

Finally.

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A 2016 short by Student Academy Award-winning animator Alicja Jasina in which a man’s life is thrust from monotony into chaos when he meets the woman of his dreams.

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Trover Saves The Universe – an upcoming VR game created by Justin (Rick and Morty) Roiland (you’ll recognise the voice characterisation and NSFW language) in which you and some dude called Trover attempt to rescue your dogs and save the Universe.

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An accomplished short by director Ben Steer of London based Blue Zoo animation studio, whose brief was to show how projected CG animation might tell a human story.

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