I've been looking at developing a new take on the mutoscope, a machine created in the 1890s often known as a 'What the Butlers Saw' machine. Using a series of film frames printed on paper and mounted on a reel, mutoscopes work just like a flick book, only there is scope for more frames and a more stable flick speed. I want a mechanism that can be installed so that my sequence is framed by the landscape through which it travels.
A quick websearch has brought up a number of inventive new takes on mutoscopes. These are my favourites:
Flipbookit has created a mutoscope kit and software to enable people to make mutoscopes from film clips or photo sequences.
Artist Juan Fontanive has made beautiful sculptural animations.