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July 24, 2010

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1280015944 ) Play

This small diagram is some sort of schematic for a theater-like building. The creator (more famous for another invention of his) used this to create a very interesting experience.

The audience would be seated inside be surrounded by giant paintings on canvases. Some complex trickery with lights would be used to illuminate different parts of the paintings and the audience would ‘feel’ like they were watching a movie with changing scenes.

Who’s the creator, and what is this system called?

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Answer:

Daguerre’s diorama.

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