D.I.G.I.T.: Digital Mirror Using a Digital Clock's Numbers

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Wed, Nov 20th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the Teehan+Lax.com website, Peter Nitsch looks at the creation of D.I.G.I.T., an interactive display made with the numbers you'd find in a digital alarm clock, and creating some pretty impressive imagery with them.

What do you suppose you'd look like to your digital alarm clock? It's a silly question, but it also makes you think about the nature of digital devices and your relationship to them. D.I.G.I.T. is a fun interactive display, built with open hardware and platforms, that playfully explores the answer. It draws a segmented camera feed in real-time as though it were a mirror, and channels the long-standing tradition of rendering graphics within the constraints of simple computing paradigms. This project was personal for me - not only in its origin and motivation, but also in a lesson in persistance that emerged during the course of its construction.

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