Camera Obscura

Contact Maarten Rutgers.  He made several of these for the 2015 Science Slam.  You look down into the darkened box and you see a "movie" of the world in front of you projected onto a screen.  Either punch small holes in aluminum foil pasted in front of a larger hole and see the world dimly.  Or, take away the foil and use a magnifying glass and make the image much brighter! 

Made by Maarten using boxes and foam from Box City, and magnifying glasses from DAISO on Sawtelle.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura

 

Also, there are artists who literally make a dark room.  Preferably an apartment with a great view.  Cover all the windows except for a small hole in one of them.  Then set up a camera inside the room to take a long time exposure of the walls.  Absolutely mesmerizing!

 

https://youtu.be/gvzpu0Q9RTU

http://www.abelardomorell.net/project/camera-obscura/

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