Laser-cut zoetropes from animated GIFs

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16 Responses to “Laser-cut zoetropes from animated GIFs”

  1. Trevour says:

    I still speak the acronym (“gee eye eff”)… how I’ve always said it since the mid-’90s. Now I gotta watch myself on the job whenever I say it, because nobody would understand what I’m saying. I know it depends on the file type, but I mean, does anybody call PDFs “p’diffs?” I sure hope not.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I went to the end of year show at NYU where there were lots of really fun interactive tech projects. Many of them were hacks of Xbox kinnects. There were many cool projects at this show, but my favorite was a very simple one using a kinnect–there was a darkened room, and you walked through a small field of light aroudn a non-existant chair, and a projection of its shadow (or a projection fo the light around the shadowed area) changed perspective (elongated and changed orientation) as you walked around it. I could imagine it would be really cool to fill a couple rooms with these set ups and to be able to walk around an entire house of invisible objects that only exist in shadow.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why not combine this turntable concept with the fire tornado idea that’s on Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5817176/make-a-tornado-of-fire-out-of-household-items
    That should end up being pretty unique. The animated gif being lit by a towering tornado of fire!dvaltua

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m working on a concept “Physical Blog.” It’ll be on kickstarter later this year.

  5. thekinginyellow says:

    why not commission cyriak to make some instead of those “well known” animated gif makers?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of Jim Le Fevre’s Phonotrope.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to99C-0cLGE

  7. Anonymous says:

    It would have been nice if they’d listed their antecedents:

    2007 Eric Dyer at Sundance:
    http://youtu.be/uKtnD_xfx3U

    2009 Jim Le Fevre online at the V&A
    http://www.jimlefevre.com/?page_id=200

    Both these artists did great work that deserves a shout out especially if they are just being copied.

  8. solitaire says:

    Argh, it’s pronounced “Jif”!

    • Cowicide says:

      Argh, it’s pronounced “Jif”!

      What is pronounced that way? If you are going to complain about something please be more specific so we all know what on earth you are talking about.

  9. Anonymous says:

    GIFs – is there anything this 24-year-old format can’t do? (Besides full color, officially.)

  10. jvcorrie says:

    lovely idea but a 12″ platter doesn’t leave much play time. there are plenty of .gifs over 1 second. spiral?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I met the guy who came up with the GIF format at a CompuServe GraphicsGroup dinner in Columbus many (many) years ago. He pronounced it “Jif”, like the peanut butter. I don’t know what would be more authoritative than that.

  12. Anonymous says:

    @comment #1: they apparently can’t be pronounced correctly.

  13. Cowicide says:

    Really cool idea and it was made even coolio near the end of the video where they acted like they were on the Tim and Eric Awesome Show great job.

  14. Anonymous says:

    If you are old school it’s pronounced gif with a “ga” because JPEGs are technically JPEG/JFIFs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JFIF

    Nice shout out to Eric Dyer.

    His work is awesome. His last project, “Bellows March” was “eighteen 3D-printed, hand-painted cinetropes (spinning sculptures)”.

    http://userpages.umbc.edu/~dyer/Eric_Dyer/Films.html

  15. Anonymous says:

    agreed. it seems like a one-off art project and not really deserving of a kickstarter page. i’d probably like it more if it they weren’t trying to pass it off as a product for sale

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