Have you ever seen people in public places such as galleries seem to focus more on selfies than exhibits, according tomedia New Atlas. The Mira system is designed to help and will act as a “selfie” for the show. Developed by New York start-up Cactus, Mira’s hardware includes a touch screen interface at entrances to galleries, museums, theme parks, and wall-mounted or stand-alone cameras at various photo spots.
The user first registers on the touch screen, provides an email and picks up a card with a QR code printed on it (also provides identifiers such as RFID bracelets). Then, when they encounter a camera point, they use their QR reader to scan the card. This will allow the site’s screen to display a countdown as well as a preview of the camera lens.
The user then walks up to the camera with a flash and uses the display to check their position in the lens and knows when to take a photo. The photo (or GIF or short video) is then emailed to them for immediate sharing – it has also been privately stored online so they can view it later.
Currently, Mira is installed in the Color Factory Exhibition Hall in New York and the Sloomo Slime Institute Museum. Guests can use it free of charge.