Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Most of us like to think that we know a thing or two. How the air in those tires somehow keeps a few thousand pounds of car from sagging to the street. How all those little colored dots get turned on and off so fast on a television screen. How our dog or cat always knows that this little car ride ends at the vets office.

Here's one we all know for sure - how a rainbow works.

I chose to make this Qlippit to show the teaching power of narration plus very simple animation that takes advantage of some built-in features of people as learning animals. For example, the rotating eyeball draws our own eyes for reasons as old as predation itself. This Qlippit took about 25 minutes to make, which is unusually long. But rainbows were around for a lot longer before Isaac Newton figured them out, so maybe it was worth the wait.

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