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A wry blue-collar mad scientist from Lincolnshire in the UK, Colin Furze tinkers in his garage making his strange whims a practical reality, constantly striving to create something bigger, faster and more bizarre than what came before it. It’s all a bit of a lark, but underneath the fun is a simple and powerful notion: as Furze says: ‘If we helped people out all the time,’ the way he now gets help from his neighbours and acquaintances, ‘God knows what would get made and done.’
Director: David Beazley
On the run from COVID-19, an Indigenous family treks deep into the Amazon rainforest
Film and visual culture
A series of animated illusions illustrates how we project depth on to flat surfaces
Building ‘bigger and better’ has pushed cosmology forward. Can it take it any further?
How Hokusai’s Great Wave emerged from Japan’s isolation to become a global icon
Watch the elegant flow of a sheep herd, seen from the sky above Israel
How would a piano sound on Mars? Embark on an interplanetary sonic journey
Emergency first responders meet chaos with dissonant calm in this gripping short
The ancient world
Not a lost kingdom but a parable – how to read Athens in Plato’s story of Atlantis
Meaning and the good life
Albert Camus built a philosophy of humanity on a foundation of absurdity