matchstick men

matchstick men

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An early intertrope by Ryan Buyssens. Little matchstick men appear to walk around the perimeter of the wheel. The mechanism was designed to present animation in two or three dimensions, independent of the need for mirrors, slits or even special lighting. The device performs a cyclical intermittent rotation, starting and stopping in rapid succession. At each stop in the rotation, the viewer briefly observes a frame of the animation. Through the phenomenon of persistence of vision, the eye and mind perceive each of these steps as continuous movement.