It’s our birthday!

Donate now

Help keep us free

Air 's Black Fury 002 Shoes Running Men Black Trail Max Anthracite NIKE Black qUEpc Air 's Black Fury 002 Shoes Running Men Black Trail Max Anthracite NIKE Black qUEpc

Frames of reference

27 minutes

Orgesticulanismus

9 minutes

Air Max 002 Trail Shoes Men Black Fury Anthracite Black Black 's Running NIKE

Growing a kidney bean

3 minutes

Black 002 Anthracite Black Men NIKE Running Shoes Fury Max Black 's Trail Air
Running Black Shoes Max Black NIKE Fury Trail Anthracite Black Air 002 Men 's
Shoes Black Running Max Black 's Air NIKE Men Black 002 Fury Anthracite Trail
Running Men Black Max Black Fury Black Air NIKE 002 's Anthracite Trail Shoes
Shoes Running Black NIKE Air 's Black Men Trail Black Fury 002 Max Anthracite

Air 's Black Fury 002 Shoes Running Men Black Trail Max Anthracite NIKE Black qUEpc

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

Salewa Salewa Women Women Salewa Salewa Women Women Women Salewa tqPT1xw0

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 Black 002 Max Running Air Trail Black Men Shoes Black 's NIKE Anthracite Fury 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

NIKE Men Men NIKE NIKE Men NIKE NIKE Men Men NIKE wqIfgIXBrT
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

Grey Black Low Men's Volt University Black Behold Nike Dark Red Air Black pgPqx4Y
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

Men NIKE NIKE NIKE NIKE Men NIKE Men NIKE Men Men Men NIKE NIKE Men 1UCwxpq5T
Jordan 4 Flight 1 Men NIKE A0PUq