Monday, March 23, 2015

Muybridge and Animal Locomotion

Eadweard Muybridge
From the Curator of Museum Services, University of Dundee :

Tuesday 24th March, 6pm to 7pm
Muybridge and Animal Locomotion

To accompany the Bodies in Motion exhibition, we celebrate the study of animal locomotion in this special event featuring short talks paying tribute to pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose stop-motion images allowed the movement of humans and animals to be recorded and analysed in detail for the first time. 

Museum Curator Matthew Jarron will give an overview of Muybridge’s work and describe his visit to Dundee in 1890 to give one of the Armitstead Lectures. 

Dr Keith Williams (Senior Lecturer in English) will talk about the cultural impact Muybridge’s work has had, particularly in cinema and literature. Finally, Dr David Booth (Programme Lead for Biological Sciences) will discuss the evolution of animal locomotion and how our understanding has changed since Muybridge’s time, with new insights gained by delving more deeply into the genome. Refreshments will be served after the event. Admission is free and there is no need to book.