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German Animator Creates Moving Video About Addiction

Andreas Hykade uses animation to explore the sad reality of addiction.

German animator and Harvard University professor Andreas Hykade uses animation to explore and illustrate the many sides of the human condition. In his recent short for Filmbilder, he tackles the tumultuous road of addiction from the perspective of an animated bird called Nuggets.

The result is a powerful and sad illustration of addiction:

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The World’s Deadliest Animal Is Probably Not What You Think It Is

Don't let “Shark Week” scare you away from going into the water.

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The Soaring Cost Of Textbooks

And there’s no signs of slowing down

The price of purchasing textbooks is insanely high. According to the College Board, full-time undergraduate students can expect to pay $1,200 each year for books and supplies, and that number jumps up literally every year, as you’ll see in the GOOD data visualization above.

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Did ‘Back to the Future’ Predict 9/11?

Exploring the idea of synchronicity behind conspiracy theories.

Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, defining it as a “phenomenon that involves the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and is meaningful to the observer.”

The creators of this video, which links Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future with the imagery of 9/11, are self-described “synchronists.” While they don’t outright believe that the film actually predicted 9/11, they do, however, maintain that a great deal of synchronistic clues lie within the fabric of Back to the Future and its first sequel, Part II—many of which can be linked to the culture-shifting events of September 11, 2001.

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