We think that Daniel Rozen's Wooden Mirror should be classified as Steampunk, but frankly, we're not cool enough to be sure. Rozen is an adjunct professor at NYU, so his creation was on display earlier this week at the school's Interactive Telecommunications Program show. The "mirror" is made from 830 small wooden panels that are controlled by a computer connected to a small camera communicating with hundreds of tiny motors. The result is that the camera's image is "reflected" on a large scale by the wooden pieces in the frame. It's impractical, but quite cool in person— the wood pieces make delightful noises as they shift position.
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