This week we’ll be bringing you some of our favorite picks from DesignTide Tokyo, which is running from October 29 – November 3, 2011. Click here for all our stories on the exhibition.

images courtesy Daito Manabe | click to enlarge

Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi (both whom conveniently, for me, carry the same title: artist, designer and programmer) are presenting “16 forms,” an animated sequence that is both analogue and high-tech. Programming an industrial robot to create dynamic movements while projecting a light source, the duo created their own version of a zoetrope.

While conventional zoetropes make use of paper cut-outs, Manabe and Ishibashi opted for scanned and 3D-printed models, which were then affixed to a turntable.

Although the quality is pretty bad, here is an 18-sec clip to give you a sense of what they’ve done.