Google is honoring the 182nd birthday of Eadweard J. Muybridge, the photographer most well known for capturing motion in his works. He in fact created a device named the zoopraxiscope, which was used for projecting motion pictures.
Google’s logo represents one film strip almost everyone recognizes from history books, the Galloping horse. Here is a video of the Google logo in motion:
Muybridge was born on April 9, 1830 in England and died at the age of 74 on May 8, 1904 – almost 108 years ago.
The story behind the Galloping horse is that he was hired by former Governor of California Leland Stanford to see if a horse has both feet on the ground during it’s trot. To capture this, he used several cameras and then showed the motion using the zoopraxiscope.
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