to be rewritten and laid out, but i'll talk about the history of the zoetrope, invented in 1833, the zoëtrope was kind of like a 19th century gif viewer. Strips of images were placed in a cylinder which was then spun. When viewed through the slits in the sides, the images began to animate.


I wanted to make the zoëtrope modern while retaining and enhancing its interactive quality. It was important to me that it looked cool just sitting there, so I put the art on the outside and lit the zoëtrope from within.

enter the zoëtrope.

A modern take on an old classic. Born in 1833. Reborn 2014.

enter the zoetrope

need to add more zoe designs videos and animated gifs

'All things began in order, so shall they end,

and so shall they begin again.'

Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus



rinse repeat




uninterrupted  sequence



"the cyclical nature of the zoetrope"



A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.


user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.