The lifecycle of a water droplet, depicted by a stop-motion popup book

"Revolution" is a lovely depiction of a water droplet's life cycle combining a custom-made popup book with stop-motion animation.


A collaboration between paper engineer Helen Friel (previously); photographer Chris Turner and animator Jess Deacon, this is some truly outstanding scientific papercraft. The making-of video lets you see just how much effort went into designing the short's nine scenes and capturing them in 1,000 photographs – a nearly year-long process:


[Helen Friel via Brain Pickings]


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My stepdaughter performed an ad hoc interpretive dance of the hydrologic cycle for her mom and I several years ago. One of those perfect childhood moments, un-self-conscious and extemporaneous.