You know that old superstition about how getting your picture taken steals your soul? Well, this camera won’t just steal your soul, it’ll blast it right out of your body and instantly convert it into a much more retro 8-bit form.
Constructed by Russian media artist Dmitry Morozov, the “gbg-8” combines Nintendo’s classic pea soup green original Game Boy with an Arduino, a camera, optical relays, batteries, and a thermal printer into one funky, photo firearm. After scaring subjects into a portrait-ready pose by pointing a gun at them, photographers pull the trigger and take the snapshot. The device then immediately prints out the beautifully blocky 8-bit picture, Polaroid-style.
Who needs all these megapixels when you can harness the monochrome mosaic of vintage video game technology? What’s hipper than that?
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