Listen to an Electric Fish from the 1870s!

It’s only a couple seconds long, but this is still an exciting snippet of historical audio, both audibly and conceptually.  You’ll find it at the end of this blog post, and if you’re feeling impatient, you can always scroll down and listen to it right now.  But as for what exactly it is—well, that’s going…

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…

Historical 3D Fun With Anaglyphs

You’ll need red-cyan glasses to experience the 3D effects in this post.  Don’t let that deter you if you don’t have any.  I just ordered ten pairs for $4.89 (shipping included) on eBay and got them in three days.  I’d like to think that’s a small price to pay and a short time to wait…

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…