What looks like something Eadweard Muybridge would own, the Giphoscope take us back to the future by moving the digital loops offline with a hand-cranked machine. 

The Giphoscope, invented by Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, is an antique-like, handcrafted analog GIF player. The device features 13 x 10 cm aluminum frame mounted on an Italian Walnut base and costs $400. The device allows a maximum of 24 frames of animation, which the author must attach individually to a central core.

Calabrese and Scali designed the player in the spirit of the Mutoscope, an old school motion picture device that was invented by Herman Casler during in the late 19th century. We imagine that modern users would be less highbrow.

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[via: Animal New York]