Digital Kaleidoscope
December 2010

The Digital Kaleidoscope is a physical kaleidoscope coupled with a custom-designed iPhone app.

The iPhone is slipped into a sleeve at the end of the kaleidoscope. The viewer looks through the eyehole to see a geometric animation which is reflected by the kaleidoscope onto an infinite plane.

The iPhone app is sensitive to motion and the attaching mechanism spins freely on the kaleidoscope tube.

As the viewer spins the iPhone attachment, the animation changes in response.

The iPhone app was created using openFrameworks.

The kaleidoscope is constructed from laser-cut acrylic.