Sunday, April 8, 2012

Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle

 Uploaded by tagSeoBlog on Apr 8, 2012 9 April 2012: Google honors the english photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge. It is an animation doodle: It shows a "Galloping horse" set to motion using single photos. 27 horses, some are colored like the google logo. Eadweard Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion. The Doodle based an an original sequence by Eadweard J. Muybridge. Looks in my eyes like an amazing piece of old fashiened pop art :-) Happy birthday Eadweard James Muybridge. Thumbs up if you like the animation :-) music: "Fig Leaf Rag" by Kevin MacLeod Stanford and the galloping question Main article: Sallie Gardner at a Gallop Muybridge's The Horse in Motion In 1872, former Governor of California Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, had taken a position on a popularly-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse's hooves are off the ground at the same time during the trot. Up until this time, most paintings of horses at full gallop showed the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear.[9] Stanford sided with this assertion, called "unsupported transit", and took it upon himself to prove it scientifically. Stanford sought out Muybridge and hired him to settle the question.[10] In later studies Muybridge used a series of large cameras that used glass plates placed in a line, each one being triggered by a thread as the horse passed. Later a clockwork device was used. The images were copied in the form of silhouettes onto a disc and viewed in a machine called a Zoopraxiscope. This in fact became an intermediate stage towards motion pictures or cinematography.

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