~The oldest known form of “animation”.~
Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention in 1832 called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion.
The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.
While Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and even they were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified principles behind the phenakistoscope.
Hope you enjoy the moving pictures,
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Dedicated to the souls of those who perished, were wounded and all those affected by the terror acts.
“Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation”
Hope it works for you, as it worked for me.
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A gem of a video OR a video about a gem 🙂
An experiment with moving paintings, some came out great 🙂
Comments are welcome.
An essay on a cruel and long winter, while inside I was surrounded by orchids and warmth…
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This is a unique piece of filming, animation and science coming together. Tried to envision how events may have occurred to have encased live beings and preserve them for eternity. The world has been around for billions of years and many species have preceded human beings, so this example is a testimony that what comes goes and the circularity of life.
Please enjoy the show and share it if you like,
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Used morphing as the primary vehicle to express the changing nature of elements and how the stars have contributed to everything on Earth.
Everything changes all the time, inevitably, randomly and we don’t know where it will lead us…
Enjoy the show – peace,
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