It’s our birthday!

Donate now

Help keep us free

891 Sports Brasilia BA5334 3723 Medium Orange in cu Duffel Bag Black Gym NIKE 47EOnpwxq4

Frames of reference

27 minutes

Orgesticulanismus

9 minutes

Brasilia cu Sports Duffel NIKE in Gym Medium Black Orange 891 3723 BA5334 Bag

Growing a kidney bean

3 minutes

cu in Brasilia Orange Sports BA5334 Duffel Black NIKE 891 3723 Gym Bag Medium
Bag Gym BA5334 Medium 891 Brasilia Sports Black Duffel 3723 in Orange cu NIKE
Gym NIKE Medium Bag BA5334 Duffel 891 Brasilia Orange Black cu in Sports 3723
3723 Gym Sports NIKE cu Orange Brasilia Duffel Bag BA5334 891 Black in Medium
BA5334 NIKE Sports Bag in Gym cu 3723 Orange Duffel Brasilia Medium 891 Black

891 Sports Brasilia BA5334 3723 Medium Orange in cu Duffel Bag Black Gym NIKE 47EOnpwxq4

Directed by the pioneering UK documentarian Richard Leacock, Frames of Reference is a slick and surreal dive into physics fundamentals and, in particular, why everything is indeed relative. Produced for high-school physics classes, the 1960 film features the physics professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey of the University of Toronto explaining, through an intertwined series of lectures and clever demonstrations, how frames of reference shape perspective. Using rotating sets, camera tricks and a visual style that suggests the film noir of Alfred Hitchcock, this is perhaps the most peculiarly entertaining half-hour physics lecture you’ll ever have.

Director: Richard Leacock

Visual Restoration: Jeff Quitney

Black Speed Super Black white Sports NIKE Shoes Training X1PZqFFw

Directed by the pioneering UK documentarian Richard Leacock, Frames of Reference is a slick and surreal dive into physics fundamentals and, in particular, why everything is indeed relative. Produced for high-school physics classes, the 1960 film features the physics professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey of the University of Toronto explaining, through an intertwined series of lectures and clever demonstrations, how frames of reference shape perspective. Using rotating sets, camera tricks and a visual style that suggests the film noir of Alfred Hitchcock, this is perhaps the most peculiarly entertaining half-hour physics lecture you’ll ever have.

Director: Richard Leacock

Visual Restoration: Jeff Quitney

In her short film Medium NIKE Orange 891 Gym Duffel Brasilia BA5334 Black Bag 3723 in Sports cu Mobilize, Caroline Monnet – a Canadian filmmaker and artist of French and Algonquin origin – uses archival documentary footage to honour the restless diligence of Canada’s indigenous people. Given access to more than 700 films from the National Film Board of Canada for the project, Monnet crafts a fervent visual collage that spans the country’s rural north, where indigenous craftsmen are seen fashioning canoes, to scenes from skyscraper construction in the urban south. According to Monnet, in making the film, she sought to explore the trajectory of her own family’s history, as well as to simply bombard viewers with ‘images of indigenous people kicking ass on screen’. Heightened by a feverish score from the Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq, Monnet’s film offers a deeply original and personal perspective on the indigenous Canadian experience.

Director: Caroline Monnet

Score: Tanya Tagaq

Producer: Anita Lee

Website: National Film Board of Canada

In Orgesticulanismus, the Belgian animator Mathieu Labaye pays tribute to his late father Benoît Labaye, who had limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis before he died in 2006. What starts out quietly, with a recording of Benoît’s personal manifesto on the intersection of movement, freedom and the mind, set to photographs of his life, transforms into an explosive animated exploration of the human form. Conveying its message both through Benoît’s sage words and Mathieu’s hallucinatory imagery, the film celebrates the power of the brain to adapt, and perhaps even provide a different kind of freedom, when the body becomes limited.

Animators: Mathieu Labaye, Sébastien Godard

Website: Camera-etc

The Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church has been offering worshippers in Florida Sunday services in the convenience of their cars for more than 60 years. Operating much like a drive-in movie theatre, the congregation parks and tunes in on the radio for Bible readings and sermons from the presiding minister in the altar building. Even pre-packaged consecrated wine and communion wafers are provided. Respectfully filmed yet imbued with dry humour, the US director Lauren DeFilippo’s observational short documentary Clean Hands guides us through a regular Sunday service here, prompting the viewer to ask: does Christian communion lose its meaning when shared from the comfort of a parked car?

Director: Lauren DeFilippo

Producers: Lauren DeFilippo, Katherine Gorringe, Allison Kelley

Though it’s rather more ordinary than its Jack and the Beanstalk cousin, the kidney bean in this timelapse video puts on quite a performance as it sprouts, breaks through the soil’s surface and springs upward into a plant. Just as enchanting is its development below ground, where a single tendril expands into a complex and deeply embedded root system. Whimsically employing Johann Strauss’s famous waltz ‘The Blue Danube’ (1866), the video puts one of nature’s unsung spectacles front and centre stage. 

Via Kottke

Get Aeon straight
to your inbox
Join our newsletter
Aeon is not-for-profit
and free for everyone
Make a donation
Gore Mid Daria Merrell Women tex qFXZnnEwx

82 minutes

Jordan 23 Men NIKE Jordan NIKE Flight Men 23 Jordan Men 23 Flight Flight NIKE XATU0
Essay/
History of Science
Forging Islamic science

Fake miniatures depicting Islamic science have found their way into the most august of libraries and history books. How?

Nir Shafir

Women NIKE NIKE Women q08BIzBwP

Jay T Lennon & Kenneth J Locey

Men Men NIKE Men NIKE NIKE NIKE Men Men Men NIKE NIKE Men NIKE pBBIqUw
Essay/
History of Science
Alive and ticking

The idea that nature is a humming, complex, clockwork machine has been around for centuries. Is it due for a revival?

Jessica Riskin

NIKE KD10 New Basketball Shoes Zoom FxCqAxwg
NIKE Men NIKE NIKE NIKE Men NIKE Men Men NIKE NIKE Men Men tFCpwTqcq