The animated image has had an expansive progression that continues to ride the current of technology. With all of its advancements it remains eerily similar to its distant counterparts the Magic Lantern.
Its interesting to note that the device that enables the luxury of animation has had an equally steady evolution. The animation itself separated from the device with the advancements of projection leaving the poor device to begin to be unseen and hidden. However these early animation devices where hand held.
A source of portable entertainment that was to be handled is an aesthetic challenge that circumnavigated itself with a wave of technologic breakthroughs. Its strange to think of the ancestral origins of the current human fascination with handheld media and technologies.
( > @* . *@)> Tim