Monthly Archives: August 2013

Jerry Gretzinger’s Map

August 21, 2013
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Jerry Gretzinger’s Map

It started as a doodle 50 years ago. Since then, Jerry Gretzinger has added a new hand-drawn panel to his map of an imaginary world every day. At 2000 sq feet and counting, the map includes fictional towns, cities, rivers, railroads…an entire world detailed on 2600 individual cards. New facilities and landmarks archived on a…

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The oldest surviving film

August 7, 2013
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Louis Le Prince's Camera, on which the oldest known moving picture was shot.

While Thomas Edison and/or the Lumiere brothers are popularly credited with the invention of the moving picture – something which Edison, a notorious credit taker did little to discourage – history suggests otherwise. As, indeed, does this very short film clip, shot in Roundhay, near Leeds in 1888 by inventor Louis le Prince.

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