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Sandboxr Launch & Zoetrope Unveiling

The Leonardo combines old-school animation with new-school technology in its unveiling of a new long-term exhibit, Zoetrope, and the launch of new local company that brings video games into reality in a 3-D way.

A 19th-century animation device, a zoetrope is a wheel with a sequence of pictures on the inside. The pictures are given the appearance of movement as the wheel spins and the viewer looks through a slit. The Leonardo’s Zoetrope goes big: It’s 7 feet high and 4 feet wide, and the figures inside—made by new Utah company Sandboxr—are 3-D, inspired by the 1940s-style characters of local artist Trent Call.

After Sandboxr’s official launch at The Leonardo, users will be able to purchase characters from video games (Lupa, from an in-development video game, is pictured) and customize them—right down to the expressions on their faces—for 3-D printing on the company’s groundbreaking, full-color sandstone printers. (Rachel Piper)

Date: Feb 1, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Phone: (801)531-9800
Address: 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: The Leonardo