Friday, 11 May 2012

Water Powered Phenakistoscope

Following my research on Hydropower, I wanted to find a way to portray the process of Hydropower generation in a different way. I was drawn in to the fact that power is generated by the spinning of a turbine; I then took this motion and created a Phenakistoscope, that is powered by a water wheel. A Phenakistoscope is an early animation device that uses the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion.

I am going to develop this process, as I think it informs about Hydropower in a way that is more interesting than a documentary etc. Obviously a lot more work is needed to produce a more informative response to the subject, but it's an interesting start.

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