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iCameras as cheap as post-its. As sensors for rich amounts of data rather than just tools for photography. As ubiquitous, intelligent machines that see and interpret.
Will the above scenario (which could soon become a reality) just lead to cameras becoming better agents for surveillance or can there be a scenario where we could free the camera from this notion.
The above video presents a vision, a scenario where these agents and shared objects could be positioned everywhere in the city by a commune or city, and these could see and process much more than RGB data. This data and the metadata associated with it is collected and processed at databanks , which is then made open and accessible to the public.
What we tried to prototype and show is how such a system could manifest itself , empower and enrich people through the creation of meaningful services, products and even artwork.
The first of the two stories is told by a designer who has used the metadata of 'smiles' in a city to some up with artwork. The second is of a person involved with the development of ' i-Open' , who explains the reasoning and rationale behind the same.