Why Economics is for Everyone!, Explained in a New RSA Animated Video

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It has been a while, but RSA has returned with another one of their whiteboard animated videos.

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Can You Solve These Animated Brain Teasers from TED-Ed?

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Zombies, alien overlords, sharks, a mad dictator…math is a dangerous proposition in the hands of TED Ed script writer Alex Gendler.
The recreational mathematics puzzles he retrofits for TED’s educational initiative have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years.

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Terry Gilliam Explains His Never-Ending Fascination with Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”

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As I recall, if you asked men in the 1990s to describe ideal the woman, a great many would have made references to Uma Thurman, who spent that decade playing high-profile roles in acclaimed movies like Pulp Fiction and Gattaca—as well as less-acclaimed movies like The Avengers and Batman & Robin (but hey, you can’t pick winners all the

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Surrealist Filmmaker Jan Švankmajer Is About to Make His Final Feature Film, and You Can Help Produce It

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No filmmaker combines live action with stop-motion quite like Jan Švankmajer, and certainly no filmmaker has used that combination to such imaginative and troubling ends.

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An Animated Introduction to the Life & Literary Works of Charles Dickens

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The social role of the writer changes from generation to generation, but at no time in the history of literary culture have novelists and poets faced more competition for the attention of their readers than they do today.

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The Atlantic Slave Trade Visualized in Two Minutes: 10 Million Lives, 20,000 Voyages, Over 315 Years

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Not since the sixties and seventies, with the black power movement, flowering of Afrocentric scholarship, and debut of Alex Haley’s Roots, novel and mini-series, has there been so much popular interest in the history of slavery.

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The Story Of Menstruation: Watch Walt Disney’s Sex Ed Film from 1946

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From 1945 to 1951, Disney produced a series of educational films to be shown in American schools. How to bathe an infant. How not to catch a cold. Why you shouldn’t drive fast. Disney covered these subjects in its educational shorts, and then eventually got to the touchy subject of biology and sexuality.

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The Bizarre, Surviving Scene from the 1933 Soviet Animation Based on a Pushkin Tale and a Shostakovich Score

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Hot dumplings! Marinated apples! A barrel of cucumbers!
Want to add some quick color to your performance or film? Slip in a quick non-narrative vendor scene. No need for character or plot development. The audience will be quite content with the hawkers’ musical recitation of their wares.

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The Psychedelic Animated Video for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” from 1979

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Ah, yes, “Autobahn.” From the moment the door slams and the ignition starts, prog rockers and pre-new wavers know a journey is afoot.

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Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee & Other Cartoonists Create Animations to End Distracted Driving

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Model Ts were the average American’s car of choice in 1921, when cartoonist Al Jaffee was born.
The father of MAD Magazine’s fold-ins was but seven when the T’s successor, the Model A, was introduced.

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