Google doodle celebrates Eadweard J. Muybridge's birthday

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Google doodle celebrates Eadweard J. Muybridge's birthday

  • 2012-04-12 02:51:15
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News / Internet Google doodle celebrates Eadweard J. Muybridge's birthday
Search engine giant Google is celebrating the birthday of famous English photographer Eadweard J Muybridge on Monday with a Google Doodle of colorful logo devolves into a series of galloping horse images. In 1830, Eadweard Muybridge was born Edward James Muggeridge and during the course of his early career in U.S, he changed his name to first Eduardo Santiago, then to Eadweard and finally to Eadweard Muybridge.

An English photographer, Muybridge is remembered to this day for his pioneering work on animal locomotion - a feat he achieved by using multiple cameras to capture motion, and he also used a zoopraxiscope, a device used essentially to depict motion in pictures - a technology that came before flexible perforated film strip.

Today's Google doodle is based on Muybridge's motion projection display. When you click on play button, images in multiple blocks start moving progressively. With increasing speed, the doodle gives an impression of motion that Muybridge demonstrated more than 130 years ago. Muybridge is famous for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip
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