Camerobot

A performative installation where the artist transformed herself into a human-embodied camera. 

How to Take Photos with Camerobot

Step One: Frame Your View

Step Two: Wait

Step Two: Wait

Step Three: Look at your photo

Step Four: Check out your photo on Instagram!

HOW TO TAKE SELFIES WITH Camerobot

Step One: Frame Yourself

Step One: Frame Yourself

Step Two: Wait

Step Three: Look at your photos from the other side

Step Three: Look at your photos from the other side

Step Four: Check out your photo on Instagram!

Step Four: Check out your photo on Instagram!

With a screen and lens mounted on her body, the performer walks around and provides service to people. They can press her head to take pictures. The pictures will then be uploaded to Instagram and displayed on a screen on her back. Camerobot is so far the most intelligent camera. It adjusts with you wills, automatically add filter for your pictures and upload to Instagram for you.

Camerobot pokes fun of a reality we all live in: we see the world through the lens of photography; we experience the world through the mediation of technology. Mobile phone and Instagram are rooted in our mindset and become part of our identity. Are we all cameRobot in some sense? Do all human beings move, closer to machines? 

SHOWCASE

2018 ITP Winter Show
May 15, 2018     

NYC Makers Fair 2018
September 21, 2018

   

TOOLKIT

Arduino IDE
Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Pi Camera
p5.js
Python 3

TEAM

Huiyi Chen
Jiyao Zhang
Yicheng Tao

INSTAGRAM @CAMEROBOT