Jason E Geistweidt

about ephemera


zoetrope platform

In Zoetrope, an investigation built in collaboration with student Kenza Statuoa, a dancer's motions were recorded in the motion capture studio and rendered into simple 3D models using the Processing sketching language. Individual frames were exported and printed on a MakerBot fabricator and affixed to a rotating platform, mounted inside a container with a window cut in the front. A combination of magnets and a single Hall Effect sensor strobes the array of 10 LEDs via an Arduino microprocessor as the models enter and exit the window.