Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple iSight

Andrew Kim has started a series of photo essays on early-mid-2000s Apple products. A couple of weeks ago, he published his first on the iPod Mini which, by the way, was my very first Apple product. But the most recent photo essay is of the iSight, which is something really special:

Because electronics have become so miniaturized, I feel like we have lost some connection to our devices. I am typing this on my Retina MacBook Pro and my FaceTime camera is nearly invisible and I have no idea where my microphones are located. Today, we don’t think about turning on our webcam when we call someone – it’s just there. This has put content, and the interactions we have with our computers center stage, but has also made technology more enigmatic.