The sense of sight in both literal and figurative expression is too fundamental for us not to analyze in some detail.
Freeze Frame explores the famous photographs of animal and human locomotion that Muybridge made at the University of Pennsylvania between 1884 and 1887.
The expatriate Englishman Eadweard James Muybridge (1830–1904), a brilliant and eccentric photographer, gained worldwide fame photographing animal and human movement imperceptible to the human eye.
As a photographer, he was initially hired by railroad baron Leland Stanford in 1872, to employ still-frame photography to prove if there was a moment in a horse’s gallop when all four hooves were off the ground at once. His "still" shots were run faster than the eye detected their passing, giving the illusion of movement.
He spent much of his later career at the University of Pennsylvania, producing thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second.
Descarte and Visual Thinking