iPhone 9 3/4
Selfie: A Modern Self-Portrait
Have you ever wondered why there has never been an iPhone 9 released? While a team of 3 people actually worked on an iPhone 9, almost no one knows about that confidential project, internally called “iPhone 9 ¾", the first iPhone with a teleportation-camera. While the prototype has been safely locked away, the three researchers who worked on it still remain missing.
Our project ventured to explore mesh manipulation for assignment 2 through the lens of option B which asked us to explore the use of mesh transformation in service of “a modern self-portrait". In our view, the selfie presents a modern attempt to capture a moment of consciousness and self. Much in the same way the great renaissance painters and artists of tremendous renown captured their own visage in a manner that was forever immortalized.
The project is structured in two computational parts – the mesh manipulation using C# in Rhino Grasshopper and the character animation in Unity.