Uncooperative ‘Camera Restricta’ prevents generic photos from being taken

Ever since the merging of camera and phone happened, people have overpopulated the internet with photographs of everything. Just hang out near a touristy hotspot, and locals will see people taking the exact same photograph every single day, of every year. Do the math, and numbers really start to add up. Interaction designer Philipp Schmitt, has come up with a camera that keeps track of the location, the number of photographs taken, and either restricts or allows the photographer to take a picture. The project, ‘Camera Restricta’, is a speculative design of a new kind of camera. If the camera determines that too many photos have been taken at the locale, it physically revokes the shutter and obscures the viewfinder. The camera searches an area of roughly 35 meters around its location for geotagged photos. Cities and especially tourist sights are so exhaustively photographed that, it often finds dozens or even thousands of photos. ‘Camera Restricta’ creates a sensing aptness for this invisible data by expressing it to an acoustic feedback that sounds like a geiger counter. the noise alerts of habitually photographed places and every so often reveals photos in unexpected locations.

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CREDIT: All rights to Phillip Schmitt

DATE: 11/16/15


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