LED lights every time someone tweeds ‘hack’.
I regularly show people photos on my iphone. I navigate to the point where the sequence of photos begins and pass the phone over with the instruction of which way to go. I’ve seen a lot of other people do the same.
Everybody slides though the photos and immediately overshoots and suddenly they’re looking at photos that you don’t wish them to see – and suddenly you’re being churlish for not letting them have a gawp – would be great if you could some buffer there to stop this – just show them what you want them to see.
I was thinking I could make a device that displayed digital films but that had to be accessed through analogue means. So you’d crank the handle to move the film along – handle as movie slider.
Effort would speed up/slow down the film. Possibly on release it begin to wind backward.
So to turn a rotating action (potentiometer?) into a fixed linear value (length of movie). A small screen in a crafted body with a handle that can access a film on a flash drive/youtube.
A screen embedded in a small box – see Hazel White’s Hamfarer’s Kist – with handle on the side to control position in the film.
These visualisations from Material Beliefs are fascinating – are they real, have they been made, are they there to provoke?
Don’t know but keep coming back to look.