The Story of Zero - Getting Something from Nothing

 The Royal Institution asked Andrew Khosravani to animate the story of zero. 

'What is zero? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something.

Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of a value, and as a number in its own right.

But it wasn’t always seen as that, and it still doesn’t act quite like other numbers. Can you divide by zero, for example? Hannah Fry explains how zero came about, from its origins in ancient civilisations, through the resistance it faced from the Roman numeral system, to being the cornerstone of calculus.'

'Andrew Khosravani is a freelance Illustrator and Animator based in South London. Since graduating from the London College of Communication he has worked on a range of projects in both sectors. Known for his hand rendered approach his work blends surreal imagery with swirls of colour in a truely unique fashion to communicate complex ideas and narratives. '

By: Lisa
Posted: Wed 20th Apr 2016

Tags: Motion, 2D, animation, character, design, History, maths, numbers, story, zero


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