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Google doodle gets animated to honor zoopraxiscope creator

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Long before there was Flash animation in the world, Eadweard Muybridge gave us the Zoopraxiscope, a simple stop-motion device considered by some to be the first-ever movie projector. Created in 1879, the player features spinning glass disks that give displayed images the illusion of movement. Muybridge, born this day in 1830, photographed a galloping horse to help settle the question of whether all four of the animal's hooves leave the ground at the same time while galloping (they do), later animating the image via his new invention.
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Eadweard J. Muybridge Animated Horse in Motion Google Doodle Honors Motion Picture Pioneer

Internet / SEO : Search Engine Watch (2 years ago)

A Google Doodle today is paying tribute to motion picture innovator Eadweard J. Muybridge, a man whose 1878 series of photos known as “The Horse in Motion” was a precursor to motion pictures, television, and video-sharing sites such... Read Post

‘Film Muffler’, Silent Film Animations Created on Long Knitted Scarves

Odd : Laughing Squid (yesterday)

“Film Muffler” is a short animation by Japanese artist Miho Yata created by knitting sequential images into a long scarf. The result is impressive and surely extremely time consuming piece of stop motion that Yata refers to as “Yata... Read Post

Eadweard Muybridge Celebrated In A Google Doodle

Odd : The Presurfer (2 years ago)

To commemorate groundbreaking British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, Google has produced an animated doodle. Eadweard Muybridge (1830 - 1904) was an English photographer of Dutch ancestry who spent much of his life in the United S... Read Post


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