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The Fashionable Face: A Work in Progress

I’ve been exploring the possibilities of historical face-averaging here for some time now—that is, “averaging” groups of facial images from successive periods and then arranging them into timelines so that we can compare them side by side or, better yet, watch historical trends unfolding before our eyes as video animations.  The reason it’s been a…

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Time-Based Graphs as Moving Pictures (1786-1878)

The wavy lines of time-based graphs can easily be converted into audio, as I explained in an earlier post.  But we can also convert them into video, and in fact sound recordings were being played back as moving pictures in the 1860s, long before anyone had played one back as sound—another notable difference being that…

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Eye Reflections as Accidental Stereoviews

The eyes, it’s said, are the mirror of the soul.  But they also serve as mirrors more literally: we can see things reflected in them.  And when we’re looking at two eyes side by side, we can often see the same things reflected in both at once, from slightly different vantage points—nature’s own stereoviews!  With…

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More Tintype Animations

It’s been several months since I’ve published any new tintype animations here at Griffonage-Dot-Com, but I’ve continued to create them from time to time, and I think I’ve finally accumulated enough to warrant another blog post.  I don’t have any novel technical breakthroughs to share this time around—all the methods I used have already been…