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Phenakistiscope disks

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The phenakistiscope is a toy invented in 1841 for displaying animated pictures. Mr Dyer came across some pictures of disks for this device on the Library of Congress website and has animated them so that you can see the effect.

Zombie horde passes close to school

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The Brighton Zombie Walk passed along West Street, close to the school, on the 20th of October. No casualties reported.

Halloween cards from 100 years ago

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Here are a couple of Halloween cards from around 1910.

Cardboard & Imagination

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Caine’s Arcade is inspiring cardboard creativity across the world.

The Secret Life of Plankton

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Another great TED-ED video.


Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Those of you who have enjoyed playing Machinarium at school will be pleased to know that there is a new game from Amanita Design due out on April the 19th – Botanicula.

Questions No one Knows the Answers to

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

A new TED talk by Chris Anderson. Stay curious!

More 3D animated GIFS

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Dain Fagerholm has used the 3D animated GIF technique on some of his hand-drawn illustrations. See more here

Timelapse – Cities

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Splendid timelapse video of various American and Canadian cities by Dominic Boudrealt. More of his work here

Victorian microscope slides

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

These are examples of Victorian ‘exhibition’ slides created by arranging the wing-scales of butterfles and insects, diatoms and other parts of microscopic creatures. You can see lots of interesting Victorian slides here