Incredible Vintage Animated Gifs
Nearly 155 years before the first animated gif appeared in 1887, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of the vision principle to create the illusion of images in motion.
The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.
Though Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and they too were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified the principles behind the phenakistoscope.
And THAT’S why I watch the Mentalist.
MY MOUTH DROPPED OPEN! THIS IS IT! THIS IS IT! THAT’S HOW HE STOPPED HIS PULSE!
i saw this episode of the mentalist a few weeks ago and i wished i knew anything at all about making gifs so i could share this with people
THIS POST AND I MUST NOW ELOPE AND GET MARRIED IN THE CARIBBEAN.
Guys, this is it. This HAS to be it.
Yes because Moffat said the thing we overlooked was something a little out of character..and since when does Sherlock play with toys such as small bouncing balls for seemingly no reason?
Someone on omegle told me this once…