5,200-year-old Vase Contains an Ancient Animation(Image credit: Emesik)We talk about animation going back to the turn of the 20th century, but that's just film animation. Before that, there were zoetropes that showed a sequence of drawings that appeared to move to the human eye. The concept behind those animations goes back much further than the delightful mechanical zoetropes. A vase unearthed from UNESCO World heritage site Shahr-e Sukhteh in Iran in 1967 dates back 5,200 years. It is decorated with a series of images showing a goat. If you see the images in sequence, it shows the goat jumping up to munch on some tree leaves.
Earth and the Sun, as Viewed From the South Pole of the MoonSee the Earth and the Sun move from a unique perspective from outer space!NASA’s Ernie Wright accompanies the viewer in a stunning video that shows the movement of the Earth and the Sun from the perspective of the Moon’s South Pole. While raw footage was not taken from the lunar surface, the animated visualization represents the unusual motions of our planet for a span of three lunar days (which is equivalent to three months).In two minutes, the animation shows that the Earth actually bobs up and down. In addition, from the view of the Moon’s Mons Malapert, the Earth is seen in an upside-down position and can be seen rotating backward. The video also shows how a lunar eclipse happens!#Moon #Earth #Sun #LunarPerspective #Animation #NASA #Space
Kaleidoscopic COVID-19 Art by Laura SplanIn her art series, "Unraveling," Brooklyn artist Laura Splan took the COVID-19 coronavirus spike protein models and animated them into a series of mesmerizing kaleidoscopic art.From Fast Company:Splan exclusively used the spike protein found on the surface of the coronavirus, the part of the virus that attaches itself to human cells, which is represented in the software as alpha helices, (the ribbony spirals), and beta sheets (the arrows).“Ultimately, these are amino-acid sequences, and because of the biochemistry of that sequence, the protein folds in a certain way through propulsion and attraction,” Splan said. “When you’re watching these animations, you can see these individual ribbon structures folding and unfolding and coming together and falling apart. That coming apart is what I did manually in the software. I unraveled the protein, and I animated it coming back together.”#COVID19 #coronavirus #kaleidoscope #protein #LauraSplan #animationRelated: We Don't Talk About Covid, No No No​
Captain Kirk's Famous Khan Scream in ClaymationFour seconds are all sci-fi short filmmaker Dust needs to create the best clay animation ever made. Here’s the claymation rendition of Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk screaming “Khaaaaan!” in the iconic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan movie.Via Gizmodo​#StarTrek #claymation #animation #Khan #JamesTKirk #CaptainKirk #Dust #StarTrekIITheWrathofKhan #WrathofKhanView the YouTube clip below (be sure to turn your sound on)