enter the zoëtrope.
A modern take on an old classic. Born in 1833. Reborn 2014.
to be rewritten, but some of the same stuff Invented in 1833, the zoëtrope was kind of like a 19th century gif viewer. Strips of images were placed in a cylinder which was then spun. When viewed through the slits in the sides, the images began to animate.
I wanted to make the zoëtrope modern while retaining and enhancing its interactive quality. It was important
to me that it looked cool just sitting there, so I put the art on the outside and lit the zoëtrope from within.
'All things began in order, so shall they end,
and so shall they begin again.'
Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus
"the cyclical nature of the zoetrope"
A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.
user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.