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Muybridge Zo÷praxography

Source: George Eastman House

The idea of using discs to store images is almost as old as their use to store sound. In 1893 Eadweard Muybridge arranged some of his images of animals in motion on discs measuring 315mm in diameter for use with a Zo÷praxiscope projector. He called the process Studies in Zo÷praxography, the latter word being corrected twice on the disc. This is study number 29, Mule bucking and kicking. Although only 13 images are used, the device produces a crude impression of movement and is only one step away from a device that will store and display many more images.

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