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2010-04-01 17:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC will premiere the first ever retrospective to examine all aspects of artist Eadweard Muybridge's pioneering photography. Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change brings together more than 300 objects created between 1857 and 1893, including Muybridge's only surviving Zoopraxiscope--an apparatus he designed in 1879 to project motion pictures--exhibited in the United States for the first...


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2010-10-27 22:37:47

The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture device although not a movie projector. It is designed to be viewed by an individual through a window of a cabinet housing its components. It works by creating the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter. Thomas Edison was the first to describe it in conceptual terms; however, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was the first to develop it. Ten Kinetoscopes...

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