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"I forged a concept which is relatively simple and possibly unique in theology, and that is, the irrational is the primordial stratum of the universe."
- Philip K. Dick

Kinotrope  
  Small bits of painted wood in a grid that spin around to form different pixelated images.  

A mechanical frieze, a slow sort of kinotrope for Aaron's adverts, made all of little bits of painted wood, clicking about each in turn, behind leaded sheets of bevel-glass.
From The Difference Engine, by William Gibson (w/B. Sterling).
Published by Gollancz in 1990
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