Polly was an exercise in creative design thinking. An assignment for a Design II class, the task was to take and object and improve, change and negate it's function. The Polaroid Land Cameras were chosen for their unique design aesthetic and ease of obtainability.
In order to improve the function of the camera, a small lasercut masonite box was attached to the back, adding a place to store shot photos as well as the negatives they develop from. To change the function, the light-tight camera bellows were replaced with translucent cloth and LED strips were added inside to turn the camera into a lamp. In order to fully negate the piece, the camera was effectively destroyed, creating a sculptural piece.
Class - Design II, Fall 2017
Materials - Polaroid Land Cameras, Masonite, Book Cloth, RBG LEDs, Wire
Professor - Thurman/Dessoye
University of North Texas