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The animal locomotion studies of Eadweard J. Muybridge are among the earliest visual experiments in creating an illusion of motion. The "persistence of vision" principle laid the foundation for later forms of videography.
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British filmmaker J. Stuart Blackton is credited with creating the first animation in America. He was the first to use stop-motion as a storytelling technique.
In The Enchanted Drawing, Blackton sketches a face, cigars, and a bottle of wine, then "removes" these last drawings as r...
Émile Cohl is the father of the animated cartoon. In 1907, Cohl was hired as a scenarist by Gaumont to generate one-page story ideas for movies.
Between February and May 1908, Cohl created Fantasmagorie, the ...
McCay is considered the father of "true" animation.
His 1911 film, Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics, or Little Nemo contains two minutes of pure animation using sequential hand illustration in a novel way.
Georges Méliès was the first cinemagician for his early use of special effects in cinema.
In 1902, he appeared in one of his own films, l'oeuf du sorcier (The Prolific Egg). The groundbreaking exploration of scale, multiplication, and transitions truly sealed his reputation as a "...
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Extramission means “sending out,” and the extramission theory is the belief that vision is a force emitted from the eye. It is an intuitive understanding of vision common among children that persists among many adults.
In contrast, the modern visual theory is called “intromission...
Our brain studies the colour, contours, motion, location of an object, but for consciousness, everything has to arise in seamless unity, all at once, to be able to be experienced.
We have a lot of unanswered questions about sleep, memories, duplication of the self, and o...
Several decades later, the English mathematician Isaac Newton proved the Copernican heliocentric model. Newton's discoveries in many ways marked the end of the Scientific Revolution. His achievements became the foundation for modern physics.
In 1687, Newton described three laws of motion t...
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