For those who are into animation, or even just appreciators of animation, Michael Marczewski's video Vicious Cycle introduces you to a world where robots are caught in a routine of meaningless tasks. Michael's attention to detail, colour schemes and CGI engineered mechanisms really sell the idea that these robots are housed in a very clinical environment.

 Screenshot from video

Screenshot from video

Paired with music from Marcus Olsson, the video reaches a hazardous crescendo, leaving the robots clambering for escape in "pain". It is a great visual metaphor for the lives that we live and the kinds of work we sign up for.

Besides the beautifully made animations and audio, let this be a reminder to not grind down your own gears!