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Phenakistoscopes (1833)

- August 30, 2016 in muybridge, optical discs, optical toys, Phenakistoscopes, pre-cursor of film, Victorian technology

A popular Victorian parlour toy, generally marketed for children, which is widely considered to be among the earliest forms of animation and the precursor to modern cinema.

Phenakistoscopes (1833)

- August 30, 2016 in muybridge, optical discs, optical toys, Phenakistoscopes, pre-cursor of film, Victorian technology

A popular Victorian parlour toy, generally marketed for children, which is widely considered to be among the earliest forms of animation and the precursor to modern cinema.

Phenakistoscopes (1833)

- August 30, 2016 in muybridge, optical discs, optical toys, Phenakistoscopes, pre-cursor of film, Victorian technology

A popular Victorian parlour toy, generally marketed for children, which is widely considered to be among the earliest forms of animation and the precursor to modern cinema.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

An 1879 depiction of an imagined communication device which, for all intents and purposes, amounts to some kind of Victorian Skype.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, steampunk, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.