Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shahr-e Sukhteh and the History of Technology: Is the First Real Animation Found on a Bowl over 5000 Years Old?

Today, the lawyers.
Tomorrow, the archaeologists.
MORE is coming at this blog about Shahr-e Sukhteh....

Hey, what about "bounce back" animation and patents?

A strong connection can be drawn between the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia and the true history of "bounce back" animation.

This, in our view, directly impacts modern patent law and patenting.

We are thinking here of Shahr-e Sukhteh (Shahr-e Sūkhté, Persian: شهر سوخته‎, also spelled Shahr-i Shōkhta).

Ancient evidence of animation puts the "obviousness" of modern patents relating to "bounce back" animation into the spotlight.

If the principles of animation were invented more than 5000 years ago, then modern patents are giving "gifts" of billions by issuing patents for this and similarly obvious animation-related inventions that were -- by historical definition - "obviously" invented long ago and are in the public domain.

We are thinking particularly of the "bounce back" patent currently in the news which is nothing but a simple animation (see that link for a ball made to bounce back by animation).

History of animation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

where you will find the following over 5000-year old (here animated) bounce-back sequence of five picture frames painted on an earthen vase that was found at Shahr-e Sukhteh. This "bounce back" animation is "as hold as the hills".

"English: Pottery vessel found in Shahr-i Sokhta, Iran. Late half of 3rd Millennium B.C. In five pictures a goat steps toward a tree, climbs it up, eats leaves and comes down. This picture is one of earliest examples of artist's attempt to show motion in means of animation."
Date 7 February 2010, Author Emesik
Source: National Museum of Iran

Anyone who thinks that "bounce back" animation was modernly invented simply has not done their homework.

MuchMany of our legal system the world's legal systems unfortunately,
isare in the hands of people who know next to nothing about the history of technology or related fields such as animation.

Shahr-e Sukhteh comes up as an important location in a different historical context presented in the next posting, but as you can see here, ALL of this is ultimately related to law.

The next posting relates to ancient LAND and how it was measured,
which ultimately led to parcelling, tithing and taxation.

But just how did the ancients do it?
We have some ideas relating to ancient Mesopotamia.

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