The pristitrope is a reinterpretation of the zoetrope (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoetrope),
an early 19th century optical toy that shows short looped animations.
The pristitrope modifies the zoetrope by replacing the static
illustrations with small LCD screens, combining a digital way of showing
images with an analogue way of showing their movement.
pristitrope knows in which direction it is turning. Through this
mechanism one can determine the direction of a fellow finding himself in
a strange-loop journey. Looped environments circulate, clockwise as
well as counterclockwise.
Technical support: Jasper van Loenen www.jaspervanloenen.com, Mr. Stock www.mrstockinterfaces.com
Fablab assistance: Remko Siemerink http://re404.tumblr.com, Rudin Swagerman www.rudinswagerman.nl
Pristitrope – LCD-enhanced zoetrope – in V2 from Quinten Swagerman on Vimeo.
Making the Pristitrope – an LCD-enhanced zoetrope from Quinten Swagerman on Vimeo.