Category Archives: Animation

An imaginative exploration of love and loss by London-based animator Lizzy Hobbs. To wit:

Following the end of a stormy love affair, Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka enlists in the First World War. After suffering serious injuries in battle, he experiences a series of memories and visions as medics transport him through the forests of the Russian front. 

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TLDR? Adenosine Triphosphate.

A sobering reflection on life, the Universe and everything from the always fascinating German education design studio, Kurzgesagt. To wit:

Picture  yourself as a slinky falling down an escalator moving upwards – the falling part represents the self replicating processes of your cells, the escalator represents  the laws of physics, driving you forwards. To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere. If you reach the top of the escalator there is no more falling possible and you are dead forever. 

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Like movie adaptations that don’t quite resemble the book, the face peering back at us from the bathroom mirror can be, well,  disappointing.  Time for a useful video essay from The School Of Life. To wit:

We’re always being told that we should make peace with how we look; but why? We never chose our bodies and nor should we necessarily be forced to identify with them. They’re like a random taxi we were shoved into at birth.

Previously: Everybody Look At Your Hands