I stumbled on this earlier.
It is, of course, a faux-leather-bound, vintage TV with a side-protruding, retro camera lens.
I was reminded of Russell’s Wired piece about the absence of futureness.
Everywhere the current look is classic, vintage and plain. We’re dressing like artisanal leather workers with sidelines in egg collecting and a thing for moustache wax. Where are the futuristic fabrics, the exoskeletal tabards?
This is for an app – seems to be Instagram but for video – which may not be earth shatteringly innovative, but it’s still compositing video and music with a handheld telephone. On the fly.
I think we’re ready for better metaphors.