This amazing zoetrope was created by German students from Koln and it looks quite cool! The moving part of zoetrope is 3D-printed and in contradistinction to John Edmark zoetrope, which inspired Dieter Pilger, Janno Stocker and Frederik Scheve, it can be animated without filming with strobe light or camera with an extremely short shutter speed. The 3D printed kinetic sculpture is also illuminated as a lamp and gives free rein to our fantasy.


Just to clear up a few of these math-meets-art-meets-motion terms, a zoetrope is a pre-film animation device and produces the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing phases of motion—you may have seen or even made versions of these in school, most often depicting a horse or other animal running in stages. 3D zoetropes are a more modern variation that use a rapidly flashing strobe light to illuminate the models and create the illusion of smooth, indefinite movement. As for Fibonacci numbers, they are a sequence of numbers, wherein each number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. When squares are made with the widths of each number, beautiful geometrical spirals—much like those found in pinecones, sunflowers, or other natural phenomena—emerge.

A zoetrope is designed around the mathematics of the Fibonacci sequence, which is not only about mathematics but aesthetics and harmony principle.

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