ÉCAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) has previously brought us some interesting products, and we were equally impressed with their exhibition at Milan Design Week, which used interactive objects and installations to focus on the selfie craze. By focusing on such a current trend as selfies, ÉCAL students managed to create an exhibit which was relevant to many visitors, and also super fun to explore.
Within the show, which was part of Fuorisalone, we came across various different implements including one which used a drill to make your selfie video spin, as well as mirrored surfaces allowing a 180 degree self portrait, and a number of simple-looking but interesting selfie-stick lookalikes which all served different purposes. We also enjoyed having a go with a part-mirror-part-scanner which photographs and displays whoever stands in front of it. If you switch places with someone else, you can even create an amusing merged image. There were so many different interpretations of the selfie at the Photobooth 3.0 exhibition, and it really made us think about our obsession with mobile self portraits. Have a look at some of our images from the exhibition, below, and learn how to make some of the contraptions on the designers’ site.