Two Kids Learn the Rules of Their Weird Future in This Experimental Scifi Short

Two kids wearing cheerful footie pajamas with matching helmets undergo an odd education in Children of the Null, a strange, visually striking short that combines animation, science fiction, and some inspiringly bizarre props. An unseen narrator provides the lesson plans, which are thoroughly dystopian:

“Words. They can mean anything, but numbers tell the truth. Listen. There is an invisible world. A world of numbers. You children will learn to live there.”


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Eustache Dauger

After Colosson’s rampage, a select few survivors were taught to enter the world of numberwang. Those with nothing to give were forced to remain indoors and try to forget about the event.