Play with the peculiar pioneers of video games, animation, cinema and cat gif’s
In the early 1800s “Philosophical Toys” acted as a bridge between emerging sciences and popular culture. Odd optical effects often derived from lab experiments were reproduced as novel and enlightening amusements for adults as well as children.
Optikammer hopes to echo this spirit as a kind of digital philosophical toy. By making original artefacts playable it connects modern visual media with its earliest analogue ancestors.