Buttons is part of a project by artist Sascha Pohflepp called Blinks and Buttons. It is, essentially, a “blind camera.” It has no optical parts, only a big inviting red button and an LCD screen. When you press the button, it records the time, then wirelessly searches the internet for a photo taken at the same moment. [Thanks, Billy Baque!]

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Matt Mets

    Ah, what a wonderful idea! Now, for a phone that makes calls on other people’s phones, and a light switch that turns on someone else’s light…

    • Sean Michael Ragan

      …that I can take with me on trips. And instead of actually taking a picture of myself and my significant other with whatever landmark in the background, I can just mash the button as I drive by, and it’ll automatically go find the spacetime-closest photo in the tubes. And then splice me and my lady friend into the foreground. And then upload it to my Flickr page with an appropriate inane title.