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Optical Toy : ZOETROPE by Ruth HAYES (USA)

an optical toy revisited
by Ruth HAYES
& Rufus Butler SEDER
(USA - 2012)

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an optical toy
revisited by Ruth HAYES & Rufus Butler SEDER (USA - 2012)

Invented by William George HORNER in 1833, this version of the ZOETROPE is accompanied by 12 strips animated by the American artist Ruth HAYES, 6 strips animated by the American artist Rufus Butler SEDER and by 6 blank strips to make your own cinema.

Black PVC ZOOTROPE
Diameter 10 cm
Height 9 cm
+ 6 blank strips
+ 18 animated strips
+ booklet (in English)

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The zoetrope is the wheel of life. When you place a strip of drawings inside the zoetrope’s drum, spin it and look through the slots, you will see the images come to life. Of course, they are not really alive. This illusion of motion depends on two things; persistence of vision and the phi phenomenon.

 

Drawing a Zoetrope’s strip

How to use a ZOETROPE

If, when you spin the zoetrope, you look over the top of the drum at the drawings instead of looking through the slots all you will see is a blur. The illusion of motion is gone. The slots of the zoetrope simulate flashes of light, creating a strobe. Persistence of vision is a stroboscopic effect. The images you see must be interrupted by moments of darkness in order for the illusion to work.
The Phi phenomenon is a result of human instinct. Our brains strive to make meaning from what we perceive. When we see different images close together our brains quickly create a relationship between them.



The strips provided with this Zoetrope
The strips provided

Explore the magic of animation with this classic toy !

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The Zoetrope
The first version

Out of print for many years, This ZOETROPE was last reissued,
except that the drum is now black instead of being blue
(which gives better visibility)
and 6 bands of the artist Rufus Butler SEDER
were added to those of Ruth HAYES


Black PVC ZOOTROPE
Diameter 10 cm
Height 9 cm
+ 6 blank strips
+ 18 animated strips
+ booklet (in English)

IMPORT USA

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