Phone photo of an eink photo of a daffodil patch

For the past 8 months, I've been building a digital camera with a color eInk display.

eInk displays are interesting because they use physical ink particles. This makes them slow, with a low resolution and a limited color palette. While these limitations will be overcome as the tech develops, they also give it an undeniable charm.

eInk displays entangle time and materiality in a way that makes the images displayed on them feel radically different than the digital images we're used to. They're digital, yet they remain on the screen after you cut the power. They are an instantaneous stream of bits, yet they take thirty seconds to fully appear on the screen, just like a polaroid. It's a beautiful marriage of digital and physical.