365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

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Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno’s collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which eventually appeared on the album, Low. The cartoon was created by The Brothers McLeod, and they’re now back with an animation called “365 – One Year, One Film, One Second a Day.

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Stephen Hawking’s Big Ideas Explained with Simple Animation

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Full disclosure: On my 7th grade report card, a sympathetic science teacher tempered a shockingly low grade with a handwritten note to my parents. Something to the effect of it being her opinion that my interest in theater would, ultimately, serve me far better than any information she was attempting to ram through my skull.

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Existential Philosophy of Kierkegaard, Sartre, Camus Explained with 8-Bit Video Games

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By this point in history, many of us grown-ups did our growing up while playing video games. Most memorably, we did it while playing the colorful, pixelated video games of the mid 1980s through the early 1990s, the heyday of the “eight-bit” consoles.

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Watch Art on Ancient Greek Vases Come to Life with 21st Century Animation

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Every student of history surely feels impressed by one achievement or another of the ancient Greeks, whether in the field of engineering, art, or the convergence of the two. Even a bored college undergrad in a thousand-seat lecture hall has to admire ancient Greek vases when they pop up in the lecturer’s Powerpoint slides.

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How to Defeat the US with Math: An Animated North Korean Propaganda Film for Kids

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Yes, North Korea won yesterday. Threatening 9/11-like violence, the DPRK scared Sony and America’s four largest theater chains into pulling the plug on the release of The Interview. And, just like that, Americans lost their right to watch their own propaganda films — even dumb funny ones — in their own theaters.

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Animated Louis CK Shows Demonstrates How “Animation Lets You Do Anything”

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Fatherhood is a fertile subject for comedian Louis C.K.
Kids do say the darnedest things, but Louis’ observations reveal the depth of his investment.
He lit out after standardized testing and the Common Core on Twitter.
He made a passionate case against giving kids smartphones to Conan O’Brien.

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Blade Runner Spoofed in Three Japanese Commercials (and Generally Loved in Japan)

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Blade Runner‘s vision of a thoroughly Japanified Los Angeles in the year 2019 reflects the western economic anxieties of the early 1980s.

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Animated Introductions to Quantum Mechanics: From Schrödinger’s Cat to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

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If you never quite got a hang of quantum mechanics, you can take another run at it by watching four animated Ted-Ed primers, created by Chad Orzel, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College. He’s also the author of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog.

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Scenes from Waking Life, Richard Linklater’s Philosophical, Feature-Length Animated Film (2001)

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Richard Linklater’s latest film Boyhood has earned quite a lot of press by accomplishing the unprecedented cinematic feat of telling a story over a decade long with a production over a decade long, following the same characters, played by the same growing and aging actors, the whole time through.

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Discover the 1950s & 1960s Computer & Cut-Up Animation of Pioneering Filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek

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Hey, lovers of animation and experimental film: do you know the name Stan VanDerBeek? If not, you’ll enjoy learning it, for more reasons than that it allows you to type four capital letters.

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