This Zoetrope of People Dancing Will Mesmerize You
June 30, 2016

Do you ever get overwhelmed by some magical trifecta of science and art and technology and go, “Wait, what?” That’s what this 3-D–printed zoetrope has me doing today. When it’s lit from the side, it reveals dancing people (!).

This is a zoetrope of a person dancing.

(Not sure what a zoetrope is? Yeah, me either. Apparently it’s toy from the 19th century that produces the illusion of motion by rotating a cylinder with pictures inside it.)

See for yourself:

I’m seriously mesmerized.

The artist who created this, Akinori Goto, won runner-up at this year’s Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo. (What could have possibly beat this?)

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