Inspired by the route maps that many of us keep after a journey, Camera Explora scales this practice from one that documents the places we visited, to one that plots the experiences we record.
Photography becomes a tool for exploration. Each camera comes with a map of a city to which it is configured, and allows one photo for each grid square on the map. When that photograph has been taken the camera is disabled until the next square is reached. In encouraging exploration, the camera becomes the tour guide.
Meanwhile, machines plot the photographers’ route onto a map of the city, while the photos they take are printed as they go.
These constraints aim to encourage more attentive exploration of the city, more careful consideration of which locations or experiences to record, and consequently, in combination with the materials produced, to allow the creation of more valuable records of experiences.
The Earthquake Shelf uses real data, and eyewitness accounts to make memento’s of earthquakes. It is part of Experiential Manufacturing; a research project from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University […]