We love this animation, which Olivia Huynh made as her senior thesis. It tells a story about how we just need to turn out the lights, whether they’re incandescents or LEDs:

If you want to get a sense of how much work goes into project like this, check out Huynh’s blog. The project’s been a long time in the making. Plus, you get bonus backstory:

About the name: The protagonist was abandoned on the stoop of an observatory as a baby. The confused astronomers who decide to take him in, named him β Arae, since their observatory is named after the constellation Ara, and β Arae is the brightest star in the constellation. I hope that’s not too dorky or sweet.

It’s both, but in the best kind of way:

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Olivia Huynh

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