Amazing Rube Goldberg Photobooth

created at: 04/12/2011

Q1: In 2011, what’s the most inefficient way to take a digital photograph?

A: With a machine that begins with a Polaroid film camera, lots of marbles and dominos, and a 30-second lag time.

Q: In 2011, what’s the most awesome way to take a digital photograph?

A: With a machine that begins with a Polaroid film camera, lots of marbles and dominos, and a 30-second lag time!!!!

Pratt grad students Alex Crawford and Austin Nelson built this Rube Goldberg (this thing triggers that thing, etc) photobooth multimedia installation for a class project. A Polaroid camera triggers a row of dominos, invites you to have a seat, and a 30-seconds of simple machines later? Your photo!

Watch the video to see it in action:  

 

Rube Goldberg Photobooth from Crawford & Nelson on Vimeo.

I love that they provide the close-up, shallow DOP version, and then the wide shot to show you that yes, this thing does actually work.

via BoingBoing

created at: 04/12/2011