Remember that post from a few weeks ago about the Descriptive Camera, the camera that spits out written descriptions of a scene rather than a photograph of the image itself? Yesterday, while I was at ITP, I had the chance to try out the Descriptive Camera for myself.
Matt Richardson, its creator, supplied the props — a yarn moustache and a black clip-on bow tie — and snapped the shot. In addition to the Mechanical Turks he pays to generate the descriptions, Richardson had also configured the images to be sent from the camera to his friends logged into AIM. They had a bit more fun coming up with the text, as evidenced by the description generated for this picture of me and Chris Mascari. It’s pretty apt, but what would you have written?