Flickr Hack – DIY Blind Camera Shows you the Latest Images Off Flickr!

Here’s a cool DIY blind camera that will search for the latest images people have uploaded on Flickr and show you on the camera screen when you click the red button.

However, unlike a conventional analog or digital camera, this one doesn’t have any optical parts. It allows you to capture your moment but in doing so, it effectively seperates it from the subject. Instead, as you will memorize the moment, the camera memorizes only the time and starts to continuously search on the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment.

Of course, this is supposed to be a futuristic camera, not for taking actual pictures.  I think such a device could be interesting for your home, imagine receiving updates of world’s photos to your HDTV in real-time.  Even better, I would suggest putting your favorite search terms for image aggregation.

For example, if there was this so-called HDTV device that could stream images from Flickr and other image sites, you could then monitor the photographs from events such as recent Chile earthquake in real-time.  Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here but I will try to build such a device later this year.

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