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Video: Artifacts of Media Archaeology: Inside Professor Erkki Huhtamo’s Office

By Patricia Ferido and Janna Macatangay

March 6, 2013 12:00 a.m.

Images on paper strips blur into moving sequences as DESMA Professor Erkki Huhtamo spins a zoetrope from 1870 and peeks through the slits on the side of the metal wheel. This device is only one of thousands that make up Professor Huhtamo’s collection of antique optical viewing devices. From myriopticons to magic lanterns, Professor Huhtamo’s collection tells the story of media culture and preserves the history of the moving image.

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