Time to think about design

Lately, I’ve been talking to you about the new X100 prototype : How it works, the research I’ve been doing  in order to  create , and understand technology.

Today it’s time to think about the design, and see how can I build a prototype that will encourage people to  buy it. I was thinking of  creating a futuristic design, but in the same time a practical one. A  good example is the  Canon Wonder Camera Concept that was  displayed at Expo 2010.

In the same time, I want the design to be as simple as possible and  the size of my X100 to be a pocket size. ( here are a few unusual concepts of design that I found wile I was researching ) ” http://www.designswan.com/archives/12-innovative-and-unusual-camera-designs.html ”

Paul Rand, said about design,  that “is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. “

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In the picture above you can see  the ”  LEICA i9 for iPhone4 ” , The WVIL concept camera by Artefact combines a (wireless) lens with a body that has all the feature of a smartphone. This could be a good idea  for x100 prototype,  but it will take a long time for all the components of my technology to be  incorporated in a camera that small.

I started working  on my  design in  Photoshop, and I will use  3DSMAX to create a video that will promote my idea.

Let me know what you think about design so far.

260MC Future Media T1

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

Frank Zappa

The Pitch 

         260MC,  the module, witch I thought,  that will be my personal favourite  this year, as  it started, in a very creative way, with the past, and giving us tasks, from which we’ll have to drew  inspiration from  arts, is starting in Term 2, to make us  think of a revolutionary, innovative idea, to explore how the contemporary media landscape is being shaped by technological and cultural change.

        In the first week of this term, we had to came up  with 3 ‘Elevator Pitches’,  and as my  inspiration,  is always drew from arts and nature, I had a hard time, trying to get outside my comfort zone, and think about something that has to do with technology.  

       This being said, my first idea was to  create, a futuristic, experimental gallery, that will use technology in order to make a cultural change in the art world, and in the same time, is trying to bring people’s attention into the art world. My second idea  was to  build a community of arts students around the world, that will be able to  share ideas, donate, and get involved in other projects, plus it will  use a radar,  in order to find  people with same interests, and a chat platform. 

        My 3rd idea, and the one that I’m going to develop is a prototype, and a new media product, that will use the same principles as the real-world technology camera that  can see around corners, but my prototype, is a bit more sci-fi, as I want to create  a camera that is aware of the travel time of light, and  can  analyse the object, and environment, using laser pulse, and  when you watch it back , it will use holograms in 3D. Now  you see why I said it’s a sci-fi idea, but  as the new world is happening so fast and we already know that  2D Holograms are real,  and Ramesh Raskar, the head of Camera Culture research group, at MIT , the man that opened doors for photography with his camera that  can see around the corners, it will not take  a long time since my  prototype will came to life.

      If you want  to know more about my new idea that will change the way we film, and watch a film forever, please keep in touch, and  leave me a feedback in the comment below.