strobe

Ken Jacobs is the self-proclaimed inventor of flicker movies.

Bruce McClure utilizes strobe effects that result from special films and apertures, and projectors modified with potentiometers.

Hollis Frampton's and Paul Sharit's films might be considered stroboscopic. See Hollis Frampton's Nostalgia.

On December 16, 1997, more than 635 Japanese children were admitted to hospitals with epileptic seizures. It was determined the seizures were caused by watching an episode of Pokémon "Dennō Senshi Porygon", (most commonly translated "Electric Soldier Porygon", season 1, episode 38); as a result, this episode has not been aired since. In this particular episode, there were bright explosions with rapidly alternating blue and red color patterns.1 It was determined in subsequent research that these strobing light effects cause some individuals to have epileptic seizures, even if the person had no previous history of epilepsy.2

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