I'm officially taking a day off today to get ready for the holidays ... but it's hard to stay out of the blogosphere entirely, especially when my science-minded son is playing so many cool YouTube videos on the home computer. So I've collected a few geeky clips to add some science content to your pre-Christmas weekend. The one above is from "recreational mathemusician" Vi Hart, and was featured on NPR's "Krulwich Wonders" blog. Hart has lots more where that came from.
Last week I linked to a video that illustrates the workings of the once-mysterious ancient Greek Antikythera computing device, using Lego blocks. In case you didn't see it the first time around, here it is again:
Today I noticed that there's a behind-the-scenes video as well:
My son countered with this TV-commercial-like video for a Turing machine made of Lego blocks. Well played, sir:
Have you detected a theme here? All these videos illustrate the workings of math and science using stop-action animation. To close out this video roundup, here's a just-for-fun stop-action project titled "Insert Coin" that looks as if it took a lot of work. Thanks to Paul Hsieh at GeekPress for pointing it out:
Seen any good and geeky videos lately? Feel free to pass along your favorites in a comment below.