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Focal Camera

The Focal Camera is a work by Mathijs van Oosterhoudt.

Focal Camera

Mathijs van Oosterhoudt: Focal Camera

The Focal Camera is a workshop that takes a critical look at how cameras are constructed and how design choices influence not only our usage of the camera, but also the photos we create. By building nontraditional cameras from scratch, participants are confronted with these choices and can understand their impact. The Focal Camera aims not to create a tool without any political or cultural bias, but rather aims at growing awaresness of such: "If we are to challenge the rule of technology, we can only do so through the practice of engagement." (Albert Borgmann, Technology and the Character of Contemporary Work, 1984, p.207)

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