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Corals, and the echinoderms and funguses that frequently inhabit them, are characterised by their brilliant colours and slow, creeping movements. Set to a pulsing original score by Maurizio Morganti, Meanwhile… speeds up this undersea ecosystem to something resembling a human pace. The result is uncanny, making these familiar lifeforms appear as if born of another planet.
Director: Sandro Bocci
Website: Julia Set Collection
Even in modern secular societies, belief in an afterlife persists. Why?
Nature and landscape
Take a serene hike through an ancient forest, inspired by a Miyazaki masterpiece
Design and fashion
The mundane becomes mesmerising in this deep dive into segmented displays
A song of ice, fire and jelly – exploring the physics and history of the trumpet
Animals and humans
An artist and ants collaborate on an exhibit of ‘tiny Abstract Expressionist paintings’
How a curious question about colouring maps changed mathematics forever
A dreamy tribute to the music of Brian Eno, rendered in paint, soap and water
To understand how an animal sees the world, start with the shape of its pupils
Technology and the self
Why we should worry less about ‘sentient’ AIs and more about what we’re teaching them