Kurzgesagt tackles wormholes with an 80’s aesthetic

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Mini documentary and animation channel Kurzgesagt returned yesterday with an episode on wormholes and tries to explain their complexity in just under 10 minutes.

As you would expect the folded paper explanation is used and the popular sci-fi go-to Einstein-Rosen Bridge is called upon, but it’s all presented in Kurzgesagt’s usual high quality.

On top of that, this video seems to have a definite 80’s look to it. From the familiar drenched neon grids to a DeLorean popping up, it’s a welcome bit of aesthetic.

The end of the video also brings with it some good news. Not about wormholes being something tangible yet, but about Kurzgesagt itself.

The channel has teamed up with Brilliant not just for a sponsorship, but also to produce a six-part video series about science and space.

Brilliant is a learning platform that has sponsored many similar channels on YouTube. While we can’t say we’ve tried it ourselves, we’re happy to see one of our favourite channels thriving, so check them out if you want to indirectly support content creators like this.

If you want even more Kurzgesagt in your life, check out a 3D printed version of the familiar bird mascot seen in every video the channel creates. Alternatively, see our series of interviews with YouTube creators which we hope will include this channel in the future.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.