Check out the runner-up Grand Prix and Audience Award Winner at this year’s Spiral Independent Creators Festival. The 3D-printed piece by media artist Akinori Goto operates like a zoetrope with the combination of movement and light creating impressions of walking and dancing people. See the project in action in the videos below.
This mesmerizing video features 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures designed by Stanford University teacher, John Edmark. The shapes are generated based on Fibonacci numbers, the same relationship you will find in pinecones, and sunflowers. Zoetropes traditionally rely on a strobe light for the human eye to perceive the animation; this video employs a fast shutter to achieve the same effect.
Watch the video below!
Animator Jim Le Fevre, whom I posted about way back in 2008 (See here: “Phonographantasmascope”), teamed up with Roops and Al Johnstone to make a fantastic phonotrope animation for the Crafts Council.
Roops and Al Johnstone make earthenware under the name RAMP, which stands for Roop and Al Make Pots. I can only imagine how anxious they must have been waiting for this thing to fire in the kiln, hoping nothing went wrong after all their hard work.