The ‘Tri-clops’ is a Wearable Camera Obscura with 3 Eyes on the World

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The “Tri-clops,” created by pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell,” is the world’s first multi-screen, wearable camera obscura. The device (and two extra I-scuras, as seen above) will be making the founds at several art and science festivals (e.g. Sidmouth and Green Man) in the UK over the coming months.

Here’s a quick overview of the “Tri-clops,” as presented by Quinnell’s daughter at the recent Womad festival:

When a user sticks their head into the camera obscura, they’re presented with a “stereo + 1? view of the outside world. “It’s basically three images, one to the left, one to the right and one straight ahead, all upside down and back to front,” Quinnell tells PetaPixel. “It’s like being on a different planet.”

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“The best bit is walking around with it on. Very tricky!”

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If you’d like to find out how to build your own camera obscura, there’s an info-packed tutorial page over on Quinnell’s website.

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