Youtube channel Kiwami Japan has made a pure artform out of creating the same video again and again. In each, the silent protagonist creates a kitchen knife, from scratch, from an unconventional material. Here's one made of smoke.
If you watch more than one, while the basic premiss is the same every time, they kind of subtly join together part ASMR, part unfolding surrealist world-building.
"Hair Flip (The End of Authentic Gestures)"
Mike Fleming, 2014.
Telephone is a game in which participants whisper a phrase person-to-person, and see how it evolves as people guess at words they mishear.
The following music video for True Thrush takes this a step further, giving participants one shot to view and memorise a short video, before asking them to recreate it.
Telephone is entertaining because people's natural automatic error correction (tendency to recognise and reproduce actual words) fights with the noisy communication channel of a quiet whisper. The True Thrush video is more about the unreliability of memory and creativity, and what details seem salient.
Grant Sanderson aka 3blue1brown has a wonderful channel on Youtube where he creates accessible yet deep educational maths videos. The are literally all very good, but the last two are a really great introduction to a topic in fractal geometry, and a demystification of the Mandelbrot set, presented with supreme clarity and fantastic visualisations. Probably requires high-school or first-year undergrad maths to really understand the technical content, but if you have interest in the topic I think you would get a lot out of this even if you have no formal education.
Every now and then when I find something online which I want to remember or show to somebody — usually an image or a video — I save it in a text file; one per person. Literally kilobytes of the stuff. And even more occasionally, I look back through those text files, and post something I find there on this site. (At this rate it'll be the year 3888 before I get through it all.)
This is one such thing:
Triple pendulums (pendula?) with slightly different starting conditions.
From this tweet.
Just look at this. A cutting edge communications device from an alternative 1950. But designed and fabricated by a person on their workbench, like the raddest cyberpunk street tech.
Check out this amazing video of Bob Hoskins clowning around on a blue-screen stage to do the Toon Town scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Early blue-screen cinema, I guess, so he doesn't even really have props or sight guides to play off against.
I can't remember where I saw this, possibly Important If True, back when that was a thing.
Speaking of Mario:
Thanks to Art House Politics for making me lol.
[Note: video contains immediate profanity]
This obviously isn't mine, and my guess is it wasn't made by this person either. (If you know the providence, please comment or contact!)