The Archaeology of Cinema #2


Zoöpraxiscope
(Eadweard Muybridge; 1879)

One of the earliest moving image devices known to man (preceded mainly by the Zoetrope), Muybridge's Zoöpraxiscope was the first to create the illusion of movement by showing still photographs in rapid succession. It was modified in 1892. This is the original.

2 comments:

swac said...

For some reason I can't read this entry without hearing Philip Glass music in my head.

"doodley DOODLEY doodley DOODLEY doodley DOODLEY..." ad nauseum

Rob said...

As a starving art student, I was fascinated by Eadweard Muybridge's sequential motion studies, and spent countless hours looking at various sequences. The play of light on muscles of the human body in motion still thrills me.

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