Student project from Adrià Navarro and DI Shin turns an old Polaroid camera into desktop printer, designed to capture special moments in your online life - video embedded below:
The Polaroid Cacher is a camera that allows you to take traditional instant pictures of your digital experiences. It’s an ambient device, part physical and part digital, meant to address the fleeting nature of online interactions.
We believe that our daily online activity –conversations, discoveries, games– is as meaningful as our activity in the physical world and, as such, should be preserved the same way we try to capture every important moment in our life. Especially because most of this experiences will be soon forgotten, lost under layers of information, databases and outdated services.
Given the powerful association of instant photography with memories, people and nostalgia –rather than with photographic quality– we designed our camera as a fictional Polaroid product. One that captures digital media in a traditional analog format, as means to create tangible, durable mementos of our digital life.
2-D Rubik’s Cube
Imagine Green as the top, White as front, Blue as bottom, Yellow as back, Red as left, and Orange as right.
Image 1: rotation of top plane
Image 2: rotation of center plane (parallel to top)
Image 3: rotation of bottom plane
Image 4: rotation of center plane (parallel to sides)
Image 5: rotation of center plane (parallel to front)
Image 6: rotation of front plane
Image 7: rotation of left and right side planes [equivalent to rotation of center plane (parallel to sides)]
The modern performance company Pilobolus and MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory teamed up at PopTech 2012 along with several hundred volunteers for a collaborative art excercise. Guided by a camera fixed on a towering crane, the volunteers moved around holding umbrellas fixed with LED lights to spontaneously create dramatic colorful formations in a darkened outdoor amphitheater.