Entries in Video (28)

Monday
Apr102017

Mindfulness and Concentration Meditation

 

Now with better quality video!

Friday
Dec062013

Interpreting quantum physics correctly

There is so much misinterpretation of quantum physics in the popular press, that it's refreshing to hear an actual physicist clarify some of the basic issues. Here Prof. Phil Moriarty of the University of Nottingham confronts a particularly egregious case.

Sixty Symbols is a very good web series on science, which I would highly recommend.

Wednesday
Nov132013

The Beauty of Mathematics

Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz

Tuesday
Feb192013

NASA Videos of the Sun

Worth a little under four minutes of your time: incredible images of our Sun.

Hat tip to my brother, Matt!

Monday
Feb042013

Animated Quimby

There is no better cartoonist/graphic novelist working today than Chris Ware. So, how about a short Chris Ware animation? 

Though Quimby is not one of his most compelling creations, as a modern update of Krazy Kat it's certainly worth a few minutes of your time!

 

 

Tuesday
Jan222013

Faces in Peripheral Vision

Here's an eery visual illusion, though it may take you two or three passes to convince yourself that it's real.

It won second prize in the 2012 Illusion of the Year contest. (Who knew?)

Hat tip to Reddit

Wednesday
Dec122012

The Pale Blue Dot

... and another video that's not to be missed. This is a wonderful animated tribute to Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, with Carl's own voice reading the words.

Another hat tip to Forbidden Planet

Tuesday
Dec112012

Shades of "Arrugas"

... the wonderful comic by Paco Roca that I've mentioned here in the past.

Here's a short film, called "The End", in Spanish with subtitles in English. If you can sit through the fact that the first third of the film is credits, the rest will be worth your while.

Hat tip to Forbidden Planet

Wednesday
Oct242012

The Inner Life of the Cell

Well, the video I linked to in this blog post before was from the BBC, and apparently it's been taken down. Still, here is a great eight-minute piece out of Harvard that is well worth a look:

 

Wednesday
Oct052011

A Short Film About Time

Mechanical clocks and watches are some of the most beautiful instruments made by human hands. But it's rare to see behind the scenes.

Here's a neat ten minute piece, filmed in the seething heart of time central in New York City. It hearkens back to the Brilliant Glass/Reggio film Koyaanisquatsi.