Monday, April 11, 2011

thaumatrope machine project

This is the thaumatrope machine project that I had a group of high school art students make as a kinetic sculpture project. While the design of the machine was all the same for each student, each student was able to experiment and illustrated their own imagery for the actual thaumatrope (the disc on top).

The thaumatrope emphasizes and utilizes the natural phenomenon of the persistence of an image (with the human eye), so that two images presented very quickly blur to become one.


gwn3000 said...

Tre cool!

Gary Schott said...

Thanks, Gary.