Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The Zoetrope is for many the most recognizable optical toy of the 19th century. It is one of the easiest toys to demonstrate to others how persistence of vision works. All you need to do is look through one of the many vertical slits and spin the drum and then, all of a sudden, a succession of static pictures appears to be a band of continuous movement.

This week I am adding a flash gallery of six zoetrope strips, and six bottom discs.