Inspired by physics and math, French engineering student Hugo Germain has created some of the oddest GIFs we've seen in quite some time — from incoming asteroids that can change direction to gravity-defying coils.
Germain says his GIFs are a way to get people interested in subjects typically considered too inaccessible. His animations demonstrate such things as the transfer of energy and the weirdness of geometry.
From his blog he writes:
I get most of my inspiration from everyday life. I usually come up with an idea or concept during the day, from which I make a quick doodle so that I won't forget it. Then later I start working on it in After Effects or Cinema 4d, so that they can become more visual and realistic. It's funny because the final results are usually much different from what I had in mind.
Each gif has its own story but mainly it's a way for me to provide inspiration and make people question basic things we take for granted. I often wonder "What if this or that was different/existed ? What would that look like ?". Being able to actually create an answer to that question is very exciting for me, and I guess that's also what people like about it.
More at his Tumblr.