Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – Permalink –
Il Circo Dei Rocchetti Rotolanti
The Rolling Reels Circus
Giuseppe (Pino) Civitarese is an oceanographer from Trieste.
He has a small but fascinating collection of paper automata.
"Automata, from the Greek automatos, "acting of one's own will, self-moving" is more often used to describe non-electronic moving machines, however, especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions, such as the jacks on old public striking clocks, or the cuckoo and any other animated figures on a cuckoo clock. See more from Wikipedia.
<Doug Klippert@ 3:26 AM
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