Digesting Duck Takes Magical Images

Taeyoon Choi is a tourist from South Korea who is tired of the monotony of photography. He asks the question, “Why is there no camera that takes photographs on its own?” So he devised a way to separate the camera from a human operator.� Using French inventor Jacques de Vauncanson’s Mechanical Digesting duck, Choi has turned it into his own “Magical Image Digesting Duck.”

Through a hacked digital camera, the duck is able to snap photographs in response to other camera flashes during its travels to many tourists spots in New York City. It is then able to immediately print it out or post them on the ‘net via WiFi. The duck is currently on display at Eyebeam Studios in the “Tourists and Travelers” exhibit.

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