The Pizzoetrope: Making an Animated GIF on a Pizza

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The Pizzoetrope is a project that developed from my interest in the popularity of pizza on the internet and the way that popular culture is celebrated, especially on social networking sites like tumblr, by converting moving images into animated GIFs (including moving images of pizza).

The Pizzoetrope presents the opportunity to experience your favorite GIF animations from the internets on a pizza in real life and in your stomach.

Note: There are physical limitations to what kind of imagery it is possible to recreate on a pizza. It will probably take a little bit of experimentation to figure out what kinds of animations will work on your pizza (as if you needed an excuse to eat more pizza).
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Step 1: Stuff you will need

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-Record player
-Strobe light (with an adjustable flash speed)
-Record (that you don't mind ruining)
-Soft foam tile
-All-purpose glue
-Cutting board
-Pizza pan
-Pizza (I used frozen pizza because it was perfectly round and fit on the pan)
-Cookie cutters (optional)

Step 2: Taking the pizza out of the oven

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When the pizza comes out of the oven the pan is going to be hot! Cut the soft foam tile into pieces and glue it to the record (that you don't mind ruining). The soft foam tile can tolerate a lot of heat and will grip the bottom of the pan so that you can place the hot pan directly onto the record player when it comes out of the oven and the record player will be able to spin without the pan slipping.

This is the best thing I have ever seen. I wept when I saw it.

I make these, but it isn't as cool as what you have put together here.

Great idea for a music video imagery. :) And make you creatively hungry. ;)
snag hazzard (author)  Treasure Tabby1 year ago
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This is hilariously awesome. You are a genius.
Honus1 year ago
Two great things that go great together!