When we were in Tokyo Lisbeth remarked that there was a new background sound: not just the beep beep of SMSes and mono- and polyphonic ring tones but also an ascending arpeggio announcing the arrival of a picture message to a telephone nearby. No wonder, then, that the first mobile phone that can take pictures with a reasonable resolution is only available on the Japanese market. For those who don’t read Norwegian, a post to Future Technology News links to the Japanese announcement and to an automatic translation into English.

The Casio A5401CA takes pictures at a megapixel, which means the quality’s good enough that you can print them out at 10 x 15 centimetres. That’d be enough for photos you want to use on the web, say for blogging… (via Jon)

Leave A Comment

Recommended Posts

Machine Vision

Cultural Representations of Machine Vision: An Experimental Mixed Methods Workshop

Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June

The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.