I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem with addiction. I am addicted to TED Talks and TED-ed. Seriously, I can sit down on the couch, fire up the Apple TV and watch this stuff for hours. The content is always relevant, I always learn something, and in the case of the video below, I get to watch an animation that looks so wonderful, and lush.
Craeted by London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s and Jiaqi Wang, this This four and half-minute TED-ed lesson explains how plants can communicate with each other.
In a clean, simple and concise way, the video below explains why you are still alive and able to read this. I haven’t really thought about how my immune system works since college biology, and I’m glad someone took the time to create this animated infographic to explain it. I relearned something, and got a nice visual treat as well. Really nice design and animation work here. Oh and the 8 bit game audio track is a definite plus.