The Kid Should See This

A 3D printed ‘wheel-of-light’ zoetrope that walks and dances

When this 3D printed, bent-looking mesh cylinder is spun and lit with a band of bright light from the side, a walking person is revealed. This is toki, a modern zoetrope was created by media artist Akinori Goto. A dancing version of Goto’s ‘wheel-of-light’ zoetrope won the the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award at the 2016 Spiral Independent Creators Festival. (Updated video.)

We love zoetropes. Watch a few more: Eggstatic – Stroboscopic patterns animate on Easter eggs, Embroidered zoetrope animations, Experimental animation meets pottery – A zoetrope bowl, and Pixar’s Zoetrope and how animation works.

via Tokyo Art Beat, h/t Paul Long.

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