On this day in 1969, one of Jim Henson’s few non-puppet-themed films aired on national TV. “The Cube” was a meditation on reality, and how we perceive the confusing world around us. It may be one of his lesser-known works, but it is unquestionably one of his most evocative.
From the archives:
“Our brains are designed to recognize patterns and to constantly attempt to organize the world around us. So, the idea of absolute truth is important to us. We’re wired for it, and we look for it. We look for it in science, we look for it in religion, we look for it in mathematics. We can even convince ourselves that we have the right answers, and it’s the rest of the world who doesn’t know something that we do. We play a game with truth – with reality itself – and convince ourselves that we’ve figured things out.”