October 4, 2006
Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp

Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp

Just when I was starting to lose interest in mobile processing as something which was going to be pigeon-holed as a little app for making mobile generative art works (processing was nearly there at one stage too) along comes a work which makes me have a rethink.

Between Blinks & Buttons is a research project by Sascha Pohflepp which is in fact:

two projects about the camera as a networked object. Through making their photos public on the internet, individuals create traces of themselves. In addition to their value as a memory, each image contains a multitude of information about the context of its creation. Cameras become context-recorders which create references that go well beyond taking a photo.

I’m a little less enthusiastic about Blinks, simply because it’s an installation, however Buttons (images above) is fantastically simply (so much so that I needed to take it in for a few days before I decided to post anything about it). Essentially it’s a camera without an optical component. Instead of taking a photograph of what you want to remember the instant you click the button it’s seaches the internet to find a photograph taken at that same moment in time connecting two individuals by chance.

Information via the artists site and pixelsumo.

    Posted by: Garrett @ 8:42 pm

    3 Comments / Pings about “Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp”

    1. Network Research » Address Says:
      July 25th, 2007 at 11:10 am

      [...] Originally seen at the Dislocate website. The list of artists attending / exhibiting at Dislocate are also worth a look with some notable works such as Sascha Pohflepp’s Buttons. [...]

      Pingback by Network Research » Address — July 25, 2007 @ 11:10 am

    2. Network Research » Transversal Memory Says:
      September 13th, 2008 at 10:18 am

      [...] the internet and digital photography. Similar in initial concept to the buttons element of Between Blinks & Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp however dating further back to 2004 and manifesting itself in a very different [...]

      Pingback by Network Research » Transversal Memory — September 13, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    3. Network Research » Lens-less Camera Says:
      March 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      [...] work, called a study by the artist, is reminiscent of Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp. While Buttons however is a custom built device in the shape of a compact camera with the lens [...]

      Pingback by Network Research » Lens-less Camera — March 30, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

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