If you have kids, you’re going to get the inevitable question: Where did the universe come from? And you’re likely going to take a long pause before trying to present the science of the big bang.[...]
Some watch the Super Bowl for just the commercials. Others watch films for the title sequences that bookend a movie. Title sequences can be “engaging or wildly entertaining … or simply drop dead beautiful.[...]
Like many positive terms, the phrase “big bang” originated as a pejorative. Fred Hoyle coined the term in 1949 as a way of deflating the concept of an expanding universe. It stuck, even after Edwin Hubble showed that 13.7 billion years ago, all of the matter in our massive universe was indeed compacted into “one superdense ball.[...]
The creative team of Tom Wrigglesworth & Matt Robinson went to an art class at The Book Club in London, and there created an animation that breathes life into a series of figure drawings. Every easel in the class captured a nude model from a different angle.[...]
Drones over America –they’re a high tech assault on American constitutional rights, and they deserve to be met with a modern form of dissent, something more than a cranky op-ed in the pages of The New York Times. In this case, animated satire feels just about right.[...]
Type “stupid animated gif“—or words to that effect—into your preferred search engine and you’ll be rewarded with an abundance of germane material.
Meanwhile a search on “animated gif of Stanley Kubrick rolling in his grave” fails to yield anything of significance.
Everyone from Kurt Vonnegut to Ernest Hemingway has shared his ideas on crafting solid narrative writing. One of the most recent sages to join the canon is Emma Coates, Pixar’s former story artist. Her list of the 22 Rules of Good Storytelling gleaned on the job has been gaining Internet traction since it was published last June.[...]
You know what it feels like when, no matter how hard you try to shake it, you can’t get that song out of your head. Psychologists have a technical name for this phenomenon. They call it an “earworm,” referring to those songs that “arrive without permission and refuse to leave when we tell them to.[...]
From 18bis, a Brazilian design & motion graphics studio, comes this: a free interpretation of “The Me Bird,” a poem by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Writes 18bis, “The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions.[...]