APRIL TUESDAY 11 TO FRIDAY 14 10 AM + 3 PM / SATURDAY 15, 10 AM + 2:30 PM
Officina de Brinquedos Ópticos
6+ years old
In this workshop, we build kaleidoscopes, phenakistoscopes, zoetropes, thaumatropes and other Optical Toys with really difficult names. These toys, which appeared in greater number in the first decades of the 19th century, were, besides their playful purpose, a vehicle for scientific research, in particular regarding the principle of retinal persistence. They are therefore crucial in a line of research that culminated in 1895 with the invention of the Cinema, thus materialising centuries of continuous experiments around the characteristics of our visual perception.
Estes brinquedos surgidos no século XIX foram, além do propósito lúdico, um veículo de investigação científica que vem a culminar em 1895 com o advento do cinema. Venham fazer brinquedos connosco e levá-los para casa.