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VIsualising Music

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Here are some videos that let you visualise how musical compositions are constructed.

What’s invisible?

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A TEDEducation animation of John Loyd’s talk on ‘What’s invisible? – More than you think!’.

Minecraft – short and sweet

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Lots of you are playing Minecraft – for those just starting out, here is a very well-made explanation of things work. Here is a world that we’ll be installing on the school server so that you can explore ancient civilizations.

Magnifying the Universe

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Get a sense of the scale of the universe as you zoom in and out from atoms to galaxies (best viewed full screen). An ‘interactive infographic’ from Numbersleuth.


Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Here’s a stop-motion animation demonstrating some architectural forms. It was made, in 1980, by Al Jarnow who worked on Seame Street and other TV programmes for children.

Namibian Nights

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Timelapse film of night in a Namibian desert.

Mary’s Birthday

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Here’s a public information film from 1951. Flower fairies versus germs!

Bonobo Video

Friday, January 25th, 2013

We’ve linked to strange videos and animations by Cyriak before, and here’s a new one for a track by Bonobo.

Museum of Mathematics

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

The Museum of Mathematics has just opened in New York. Here is a video of some of the entertaining activities on the ‘Math Midway’.


Thursday, December 13th, 2012

January is a music-generating game where you play notes by catching snowflakes on your tongue. Try it out here (requires Flash)