An Animated Figure Battles Mathematics

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 04, 2023

It is astounding to me the number of YouTube channels that I have never heard of with subscriber bases larger than that of many countries. (This goes double and triple for Instagram and TikTok.) Alan Becker has over 23 million subscribers and makes videos pitting animated characters against various other entities. His latest video is Animation vs. Math and it is super nerdy and engaging. You might have to be a bit of a math nerd to enjoy this fully, but even if you only get the gist of what's going on (like I did for at least half of the video), it's still pretty entertaining. You can check the comments for an explanation of the math or this illustrated explainer.