What Cameras May Look After 100 Years?

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What Modern Cameras Might Look Like if Dug Out of the Ground in 100 Years

What will future generations think of the cameras we’re using these days? What will the cameras look like to them? Japanese artist Maico Akiba, has a project titled “100 Years Later” that imagines what various modern commonplace objects might look like if rediscovered by people a century later. Among the objects are a number of cameras.

Since we have well preserved cameras from way more than a hundred years ago, a better description for Akiba’s camera sculptures might be: “What cameras might look like if they were dug out of the ground in a humid location 100 years later.” The cameras (and smartphone) in the series are covered with brown rust/corrosion, and have green moss growing on them.

So far, the project doesn’t feature any mainstream (standalone) digital cameras: the cameras that are featured are a Polaroid instant camera, a built-it-yourself plastic 35mm camera, an iPhone, and a Lomo toy camera.

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100 Years Later by Maico Akiba (via Co.Create)

 

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