The psychedelic and grotesque proto-GIFs of the 19th century. Phenakistoscope disc, Fores (publisher), Moving Panorama, England, 1833.
Richard Balzer’s love affair began about 40 years ago, when he saw his first magic lantern — an early image projector invented in the 1600s. The experience would prove transformative. "I was just stunned," he says. "I think I fell in love. " Balzer, a New York native, was working abroad as a photographer at the time, but the encounter kindled a dormant passion that would persist for decades. Phenakistoscope disc, England, 1833. Balzer, 69, has spent the past five years curating a virtual museum of his collection online, publishing detailed drawings, diagrams, and photographs of the 19th-century animations he’s accumulated over the years. Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau is widely credited with inventing the phenakistoscope in 1832 as part of a study on how the eye perceives illusions. Zoetrope strip, produced by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co., c.1870.
Zoetrope disc (base), England, c. 1870. Theremin - A Playable Touch Synthesizer Using Web Audio API. ✖Update: 7 February 2014 Thanks to everyone for sharing!
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