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The US filmmaker Conner Griffith specialises in making absorbing, deeply original digital art from images of the ways we move around in and shape our world. His imaginative animation Auto toys with people and automobiles, walkways and highways, forming an impressionistic and enchanting collage of everyday scenes. Whether it’s in service to a riff on the perpetual motion of modern life or simply a means of providing a jauntily enjoyable ride, Griffith’s craftsmanship is wonderfully clever and full of visual delights.
Video by Conner Griffith
Water, salt and music form a mesmerising visualisation of sound waves
Film and visual culture
A Palme d’Or-winning animation toys with the way our eyes perceive light
How a self-taught autistic artist mines creativity from life’s endless variations
Nature and landscape
An afternoon with hobbyist diamond miners in Arkansas is a thing of rare beauty
Witness the majesty of moths taking flight at 6,000 frames per second
Jocelyn Bell discovered pulsars. The Nobel Prize went to her supervisor
Animals and humans
A bluesy ballad tells the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in the US
In this 1975 lecture, the maglev train’s inventor deconstructs his ingenious design
Meaning and the good life
To know or not to know? Lillian weighs the costs of a life-changing genetic test