Sloan-funded mini series now on VOX.com

We are so excited to announce a new two-part experiment in science media that we’ve embarked upon, made possible with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Our mission: to create informative, cinematic explainers about brand-new research papers.

Part two rather hilariously explains how saber-toothed cats got their mouth-swords:

 

Part one explains how the flu migrates:

‘THE ANIMATED LIFE OF A.R. WALLACE’ on the New York Times

Flora and Sharon’s newest paper puppet video, The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace, aired on the New York Times just in time for Wallace Day (November 7th, 2013).  This short video chronicles the colorful life of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited, along with Charles Darwin, with developing the theory of natural selection.  The score is by the wonderful Sarah Lipstate/Noveller.  HERE’S THE LINK TO THE PIECE ON THE NYT.

The video has garnered some positive publicity already.  The Richard Dawkins Foundation blogged it, as did writer Elizabeth Gilbert (sorry it made you cry!), and the short is the Museum of the Moving Image’s Sloan Science and Film Video of the Week.

Thank you to everyone who has shared the film–please keep sharing!

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