By Jamie Condliffe

(Gizmodo) – Bored of taking photographs from a single point in space? This experimental new camera can be wrapped around objects to capture images in completely different ways.

A team of researchers from Columbia University’s Computer Vision Laboratory has developed this new device which shuns the conventional form of the camera to create a thin and deformable light-sensing sheet. By flexing the sheet it’s possible to dramatically widen its field of view, capturing larger swathes of reality as an image whilst also allowing the device be wrapped around an object.

 

Images by Columbia Computer Visions Laboratory

 

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