Science is art, art science

—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

I’m going through another one of those phases where I obsess over the people I want to be when I grow up instead of working on the steps to become them (like tracking down their address and social security information). Actually that’s not quite fair, I have been trying to work on a fun side-project animation for about a month now but keep getting distracted by my job, responsibilities to my future, and fantastic animators who blow my mind open with their science-art.
First up: Candaş Şişman dives into the artistic side of math with F L U X.
Dedicated to the sculptor İlhan Koman, this animation explores new perspectives on his works “Pi, 3D Moebius, Whirlpool and To Infinity” with hypontic audio-visual textures. Remember Peripetics? Similar animation style, but overall F L U X is more fluid and less… strange.

Next: David Bolinksy’s 2007 TED talk, The Inner Life of a Cell. He chats about truth, beauty and the exciting field of medical animation. You can can check out more of his studio’s work on their website. Seriously Jeremiah, your dad is a bamf.
Now, I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately but how has someone not made a live action remake of the Magic School Bus series yet?! WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. I’m looking at you, Spike Jonze, for apparently not having any qualms rewriting our generation’s collective childhood memories anyway. Wait, I take that back. The only person I would completely trust with my favorite book series is Michel Gondry. So you guys should to work on it together. Mmkay, good talk.
Last but not certainly not least, I present to you one of my all-time favorite animations: Procrastination, an unassuming masterpiece that perfectly captures how it feels to resist productivity at all costs. This is Johnny Kelly’s graduation film from the Royal College of Art in 2007 and while it might not have anything to do with the science-of-art or art-of-science, I trust in your abilities to figure out how it’s relevant.
Aaaaaand that’s my cue.

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