Ironically, though this is one of the more cutting edge techniques currently, the aim is
somewhat similar to the work that arguably spawned the medium of film. In 1878
Eadweard Muybridge made a series of pictures of a horse crossing the finish line for the
first photo finish. This entailed setting up a series of cameras to take many pictures,
resulting in a sequence of images of the horse in motion from a number of different
vantages, much as this new technique produces a series of nearly simultaneous images
from different angles. Funny how things come full circle.