Finally, Animation You Can Really Feel. No Really. You Can Touch This Stuff
Jul 31, 2015
This type of animation dates back to the 1800s, although the Greek mathematician Euclid discovered the principle behind it more than 2,000 years earlier. This same principle led to the development of movies shortly after inventions like the zoetrope, phenakistoscope, and zoopraxiscope (they sure did have fun with names back then, didn't they?) and so these wordy wonders were cast aside for the new technology.
Thankfully, creative artists like Elliot Schultz have kept the magic alive through exquisite works such as the ones filmed for this project. You can almost feel the effort that went into producing these.
The name of this artwork, "Embroidered Zoetrope," is a little inaccurate. Technically speaking, what you're seeing is an embroidered stroboscopic phenakistoscope. Actually let's stick with zoetrope. It's much easier to pronounce.